Capitol recognizes LGUs, grassroots through Our Cebu Program

Achieving sustainable development is a shared responsibility. And with that, all the local government units (LGU) down to the purok level who shared their efforts to make Cebu a better place to live in deserved to win.

This was a major move of the Cebu Provincial Government and the Ramon Aboitiz Foundation Inc. (Rafi) that made the Our Cebu Program (OCP) even better this year.

Capitol and Rafi held the Our Cebu Program 2018 Partners and Conference and Awarding Ceremony at the Grand Convention Center of Cebu in Cebu City last Tuesday, Dec. 4.

This year is different from the past years because the LGUs are categorized as bronze, silver, gold and platinum awardees.

Cebu Gov. Hilario P. Davide III and Vice Gov. Agnes A. Magpale awarded the outstanding municipalities, cities, barangays, and puroks, which is a new category of the OCP.

Magpale said that Provincial Government is trying to strengthen the Purok System this year that is why they recognized the outstanding puroks.

She said most of the winners in the OCP barangay level in the past years had very active puroks.

“We also acknowledge the strength of other town and cities. We did not stick nga mao ra na atong criteria. We recognize some of their strengths,” said Magpale.

This year, the cities of Bogo and Naga topped among the LGUs after winning the platinum award for the city/municipal category.

Each city brought home P750,000 cash, another P750,000 as financial assistance and a trophy for this category alone.

Bogo was also recognized as the winner of the most livable and most child-friendly awards.

Bogo was named as one of the diamond champion partner awardees for the Sugbo Kontra Droga (Sukod) of the Cebu Provincial Anti-Drug Abuse Office headed by Carmen Remedios Durano.

Barangay Nailon of Bogo City bagged the platinum award for the OCP barangay level category.

Purok Bangos of Nailon was also named as one of the best puroks in the Province.

Two schools from Bogo were awarded as among the top performing schools, while Antonieto Suico, who is a resident of the city, also named as one of the awardees of the Local Economic and Investment Promotion Officer (LIEPO) of the Year.

Like Bogo, Naga also won major awards, including best in local development governance and best in purok (Purok I AIDTECH of Barangay Tinaan) and platinum champion partner awardee for the Sukod.

Davide and Magpale handed over cash and plaques to the different LGUs in the Province that helped Cebu secured the 25th place for 2018 in the Most Competitive Provinces in the Philippines, from 44th place in 2017.

One of the priorities of the governor and vice governor’s administration is good governance.

“As we continue to render and deliver genuine public service to the people of Cebu and in our effort to achieve sustainable development for our province, we continuously strive to improve the capacity of every municipality and component city with the goal of making them an attractive and wholesome place to live in, work, play and do business,” said Davide.

Davide thanked RAFI for helping the Provincial Government carry out programs and initiative through the OCP.

“This partnership has helped us implement our framework of action for countryside development; infrastructure, tourism and investment; environment protection, climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction; education and technical vocational; law and order; and health and social services. Amidst All the challenges that we face in the relentless pursuit of our Six-Key Development Agenda for all Cebuanos, may we truly make a difference and bring out the best in all the local government units that we are trying to help,” the governor said.

In her speech, Magpale shared how the Provincial Government and RAFI established the OCP as an institutional mechanism years ago designed to measure the performance of towns and component cities of the Province, which ultimate goal is to make Cebu a wholesome place for living, investment, work and leisure.

Through the years, she said this has proven to be effective.

“As we celebrate year five of Our Cebu Program under the Davide administration, these obstacles and challenges instead have evoked in us the ingenuity for innovations to make the program work better. We are enhancing the program to achieve its full potentials for building communtiies where service deliveries and governance partnerships can be improved, fostered and maximized for development solutions,” she said.

The first innovation made during Davide’s first-term was the inclusion of resiliency and anti-drug campaign in the criteria.

This year, other innovations include the coaching and mentoring process, the use of web-based evaluation tool and adoption of scorecards in Rubric form.

Magpale said they retained the six attributes of livability, inclusiveness and competitiveness, green, culture and heritage, governance and resiliency, for these are aligned with the Six-Key Development Agenda of the governor.

RAFI-Integrated Development Unit executive director Anton Dignadice said that if an LGU uses the scorecard as a benchmark, then the officials can improve their performance in the following years.

During the activity, National Economic and Development Authority Central Visayas Director Efren Carreon delivered a keynote message.

Mayors and other officials of the different LGUs came to witness the event.

Below are the full list of winners:

City & Municipal Category

  • Platinum Award
    Bogo City
    City of Naga
  • Gold Award
    Carcar City
    Poro, Camotes
    San Francisco
    San Remigio
    Tudela, Camotes
  • Silver Award
    Mandaue City
    Talisay City
    Danao City
    San Fernando
    Santa Fe
  • Bronze Award
    Toledo City

Barangay Category

  • Platinum
    Nailon, Bogo City
  • Gold Awardee
    Consuelo, San Francisco
  • Silver Awardee
    Eastern Poblacion, Poro
    General, Tudela
    Lataban, Liloan
    Poblacion, Barili
    Paknaan, Mandaue City
    Tagjagumit, City of Naga
  • Bronze Awardee
    Antipolo, Medellin
    Baliwagan, Balamban
    Bancasan, San Remigio
    Basak, Compostela
    Cajel, Borbon
    Corazon, Catmon
    Daanlugsod, Oslob
    Ibabao, Cordova
    Looc, Santander
    Palanas, Alcantara
    Poblacion, Ginatilan
    Balidbid, Santa Fe
    Poblacion III, Carcar City
    San Agustin, Alcoy

Best Purok
Purok Bangos, Brgy. Nailon, Bogo City
Purok Tambis, Brgy. Northern Poblacion, Tudela
Purok i, AIDTECH, Tina-an, City of Naga

Model Barangays
Esperanza, Poro
Flores, Catmon
Gairan, Bogo City
Poblacion, Santa Fe
Putat, Tuburan
Santiagom San Francisco
Subangdaku, Mandaue City
Valladolid, Carcar City
Villahermosa, Tudela

Most Livable Best Heritage Work
City of Bogo Argao & Poro

Most Resilient LGU Green Champion
Medellin Dalaguete

Best in Local Development Governance
City of Naga

Top Performing Schools
Awihao National High School, Toledo City
Binabag Elementary School, Bogo City
Biasong Elementary School, Catmon
Compostela National High School, Compostela
Danao City Central Elementary School, Danao City
Jagobiao National High School, Mandaue City
Jovencio N. Masong National High School, Bogo City
Luciano B. Rama Sr., Poro
Malingin National High School, Daanbantayan
Mulao Elementary, Compostela
Olivo Elementary School, Tabuelan
Oslob Central School, Oslob
Pilar Central School, Pilar
Somosa Elementary School, Tabogon

Most Improved Municipalities (P100,000 and Plaque)

  1. Carmen
  2. Pilar
  3. Alcoy

Top 20 Economic Dynamism (P100,000 and Plaque)

  1. San Remigio
  2. Carmen

Top 20 Infrastructure (P100,000 and Plaque)

  1. San Remigio
  2. Tabogon

Top 20 Government Efficiency (P100,000 and Plaque)

  1. Mandaue City

Top 20 Resiliency (P100,000 and Plaque)

  1. Badian
  2. Tuburan

13th Most Competitive City (P500,000 and Plaque)

  1. Mandaue City

Top Contributor of Province Ranking (P1-million and Trophy)

  1. San Remigio
  2. Danao City

Kusina sa Kahimsog ug Pag-amuma Champion

  1. Mayor Mariano Martinez (San Remigio)

LEIPO of the Year

  1. Engr. Jesus Rey Cavalida (Alegria)
  2.  Antonieto Suico (Bogo City)

Sugbo Kontra Droga

Silver Champion Partner

  1. Pinamungajan
  2. Dalaguete
  3. Oslob
  4. San Fernando
  5. Tudela
  6. Tuburan
  7. Madridejos
  8. Santa Fe
  9. Barili
  10. Consolacion
  11. Danao City
  12. Balamban
  13. Carmen

Gold Champion Partner

  1. Tabuelan
  2. Moalboal
  3. Daanbantayan
  4. Alegria
  5. Alcoy
  6. Boljoon
  7. Carcar City
  8. Catmon
  9. Liloan
  10. Samboan
  11. Cordova
  12. Badian

Platinum Champion Partner

  1. Naga City
  2. Poro
  3. Borbon
  4. Santander
  5. Medellin
  6. Pilar

Diamond Champion Partner

  1. San Remigio
  2. Tabogon
  3. Bogo City

Most Child Friendly

  1. Barangay Poblacion, Talisay City
  2. Liloan
  3. Oslob
  4. Pilar
  5. Bogo City

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