Mountain Province Chapter President of the Philippine Councilors League Alexandre C. Claver awarded the Plaque of Recognition to SB members here headed by Vice Mayor Dario Esden together with their staff during the Monday flag raising ceremony at the provincial capitol quadrangle in the capital town of Bontoc,
The LLA recognizes the exemplary performance of Sanggunians, particularly of cities and municipalities, for legislating measures that help build the foundation of meaningful local administration and development. It is being implemented by the Philippine Councilors League through its national office in partnership with the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG). It is being done every term of the local legislators.
The award has six assessment criteria such as responsiveness of the legislative agenda, availability of legislative documents, effectiveness of performance of the Sanggunian, efficiency of performance of Sanggunian, legislative citations and awards, and capacity development for legislators and staff, Marites Carino of the DILG Provincial Office explained.
Carino said the award started in 2013 for the term 2010 – 2013, and the second was in 2016 for the term 2013 – 2016. For the two previous assessments, the municipality of Sadanga won as the most outstanding SB in the province.
The Awards Committee that evalauted the SBs for this term's search was composed of DILG Provincial Director Anthony Manolo I. Ballug as the chair, and Claver as the vice-chair. Members were Cornelio Diego of the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office, Dale Marrero of the Provincial Budget Office, Rolando Bragado of the Provincial Agriculture Office, and Dominga Fagtang of the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office. (JDP/JBS-PIA CAR, Mt. Province)