Thursday, November 5, 2015

Balanga City was awarded for Island of Good Governance (IGG)

As the old saying goes, there's a rainbow after the rain..We have no control over everything, life must go on and eventually everything will turn back to it's normal routine. Back to work!

Balanga City was recognized as model of sustainable transformation at par with global standards of governance. 
Five LGU's Awarded for Good Governance: The City Government of Balanga (Bataan), Butuan (Agusan del Norte), Dipolog (Zamboanga Del Norte), Mandaue (Cebu), and Talisay (Negros Occidental) were named among the Philippines' first Islands of Good Governance during a public forum spearheaded by the Institute for Solidarity in Asia (ISA).
The real Game Changer model of good governance, Balanga City Mayor Jose Enrique S. Garcia III while busy preparing for his oral defense and presentation. How I wished that all aspiring political leaders all over the Philippines have the same visionary skills like this man.
The City of Balanga Public Governance System (PGS) selected Core Team members, MSGC, OSM Staff & City Councilor as we introduce by our LCE to the  panelist.
The women behind the Balanga PGS Core Team, my fellow colleagues, not in picture is our City Accountant, City Budget Officer and Legal Officer as member also of the PGS core group.
Photo Ops with Institute for Solidarity in Asia (ISA) Chairman Francisco T. Duque III MD, MSC and currently Chairman of the Philippine Civil Service Commission 

City Mayor Jose Enrique S. Garcia III spearheaded the city’s presentation of its breakthrough results to prove that COB is one of the model cities that heed to the call of Philippine transformation. Successful cities of IGG will be showcase at the APEC Summit prepared by the national government this November 2015.  
The City of Balanga retains its mission statement to build a family-oriented city with a strong learning atmosphere that will ensure sustainable development and participatory governance. With its high value for education, this city envisions itself as Balanga University Town 2020: the emerging hub for knowledge-based businesses in the Philippines. Balanga aims to achieve its ambitious goals of installing 48 free Wifi zones, 8 pocket parks, and 5 information kiosks in the city by 2015, in effort to make information more accessible.

The Public Governance Forum is an open event where public institution in the Performance Governance System (PGS) Pathway publicly presents their progress reports to a panel of governance specialists and field experts. They are evaluated for completion in their stage of the PGS.