July 15, 2024 3:51 PM

Sangguniang Bayan of Pavia joins the Search for Most Outstanding Sanggunian in the Province of Iloilo


The entire LGU Pavia Officials and Employees headed by Mayor Luigi Gorriceta welcomed the validators of the Provincial Legislative Awards Committee (PLAC) for their On-Site Validation last February 20, 2024.

The Search for Most Outstanding Sanggunian Award was established by Vice Governor Christine “Tingting” Garin through Provincial Ordinance No. 2022-288.

The ordinance aims “to pave the way for rooms of improvement, innovations, and best practices in the Sanggunian of the component units of the Province of Iloilo instrumental in achieving its vision and mission designed to promote the general welfare of its constituents.”

The following are the mechanics for the search: 1) The Sanggunian of the component municipalities and cities shall be evaluated by the Provincial Legislative Awards Committee (PLAC) based on the performances, innovations, and best practices of a local legislative body; 2) The search mechanics shall be the basis of the evaluation of each Sangunian; 3) The coverage of the evaluation shall be from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31 of the previous year; 4) The evaluation shall start on the third week of January and end on the third week of February; and 5) The winners of the Search for the Most Outstanding Sanggunian shall be awarded during the “Kaadlawan sang Iloilo” held every April.

The Search for Most Outstanding Sanggunian will be divided into two categories. Category A will be composed of a city and first- to second-class municipalities, while Category B will be composed of third- to sixth-class municipalities.

The following are the basis on which PLAC members choose the winner: 1) Presence of legislative agenda; 2) Availability of legislative documents; 3) Effectiveness of performance of the Sanggunian Bayan/Panlungsod; 4) Efficiency of the performance of Sanggunian; 5) Legislative citations and awards; 6) Capacity development for legislators and staff; and 7) Innovations and best practices.

Present during the evaluation were Vice Governor Christine “Tingting” Garin, Dr. Mich Resano, Ms. Marilyn Palmares, Mr. Alan Villanueva, Mr. Eddie Capio, Mr. Nove Oracion, Atty. Dave Robert Capada, Mr. Emmanuel Areño, Mr. Jose Lucero, Mr. Roberto Ladera, Mr. Ulysses Tacanloy, Ms. Ma. Jesusa Concepcion Garrido, Ms. Lindall Zaire Naldoza and Ms. Ma. Socorro Joy Garcia.

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