City Sets for the Search for Best Performing Barangays
June 6, 2015
BAGUIO CITY – The city government spearheaded by the Special Services Division (SSD) of the Mayor’s Office will start accepting applications for barangays interested to join the Search for Best Performing Barangays for 2014.
Said search was conceptualized to recognize excellence in local governance among the barangays not only in terms of their plans and sustainability after the evaluation, this will help the barangays to come up with better and improved plans for their advancement.
It will also provide incentives to barangays for their sustained efforts, conscientious and sensitive to the needs of their constituents as well as their dynamic efforts to make a difference in the life of the most economically deprived residents in the barangay.
The participating barangays will be judged based on the following criteria set by the city: barangay administration and governance, environmental management and protection, infrastructure development, peace and order and public safety, health and nutrition program management, and social welfare development.
Board of judges will be from the Department and Interior and Local Government City Field Office, Non-government organization, Liga ng mga Barangay, Baguio City Police Office, Health Services Office, City Social Welfare and Development Office, City Environment and Parks Management Office, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, and City Planning and Development Office.
Out of the 128 barangays in the city, only 31 barangays joined the said search last year, Thus mayor Mauricio Domogan encouraged all the barangays to participate in the search for best performing barangays.
“There will be six major prizes and 25 consolation prizes will be given to the selected barangays,” said Domogan.
Interested barangays can secure an application form at the SSD and submit the same not later than June 30, 2015.
With the search, barangays will realize the importance of improved transparency and public accountability of barangays officials; improved records management; better and efficient monitoring and evaluation system; and to be effective and efficient in local development and governance./Jho Arranz