Sabangan SB tops prov'l Local Legislative Award

SABANGAN, Mountain Province, March 18 (PIA) -- The Sangguniang Bayan (SB) of this municipality  was  adjudged as the provincial winner in the Local Legislative Award (LLA)  for the most outstanding sanggunian under  the 4th to 6th class municipality category for the period July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2018.

 

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, 

Sabangan Vice Mayor Dario Esden led Sangguniang Bayan members and staff  receive from PCL Provincial Federation President  Alexandre C. Claver (in green polo shirt)  the plaque of recognition as the  the provincial winner in the Local Legislative Award  for the most outstanding Sanggunian  Bayan under the 4th to 6th class municipality category for the period July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2018. 
 

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)

By Juliet B. Saley

 

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