BY JHOANNA PAOLA BALLARAN, RAPPLER.com
April 28, 2012
MANILA, Philippines – Six local government units (LGUs) have been recognized as models of good governance for engaging their citizens to monitor government as part of efforts to promote transparency and accountability.
In an event organized by the Ateneo School of Government on Thursday, April 26, recognitions were awarded to the programs initiated in the following local government units:
- Naga City – for engaging the public in monitoring the efficiency of education services like textbooks, school furnitures, school buildings, teachers’ provisions and students’ welfare programs;
- Puerto Princesa City – for engaging the public in monitoring their community-based sustainable tourism by ensuring the balance between economic development and environmental protection;
- Dumaguete City – for engaging the public in ensuring the right quality and quantity of drugs provided to the citizens at the barangay level;
- Samal City – for engaging the public in monitoring of the revenue-generating Environmental User’s Fee;
- San Miguel, Bohol – for engaging the public in monitoring the LGU’s rice production program; and
- Southern Leyte – for engaging the public in monitoring various infrastructure projects in the province, ensuring the standards of health facilities, roads, bridges and others.
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