SLGR

e-SLGPR

State of Local Governance Performance, Electronic Report

Municipality of Manolo Fortich, PY 2010

Highlighted in this report is your LGU’s performance in four (4) areas of governance: (1) Administrative Governance, (2) Social Governance, (3) Economic Governance, and (4) Environmental Governance. A special report is included to determine how the fundamentals of good governance such as Participation, Transparency, and Financial Accountability are valued in the LGU. It is to note that the LGU’s performance was assessed based on the responses of the LGU’s Team to the questions provided into the LGPMS database. A Performance Scale is used to identify areas with excellent performance and areas for improvement. A perfect scale of 5 denotes excellent performance while performance scales of 1-4 indicate areas for improvement. Although scales of 3 and 4 are relatively high, there are areas which can still be improved on. All these are explained in detail as you read the entire report.

On Administrative Governance

Administrative Governance looks into six areas: Local Legislation, Development Planning, Revenue Generation, Resource Allocation and Utilization, Customer Service and Human Resource Management and Development. Your LGU performance in each area of Administrative Governance is plotted in the graph below.

Area(s) with Excellent Performance

Your LGU is doing an excellent performance in 3 out of 6 sub-areas of Administrative Governance. Sustain Performance in this area:

Area(s) with Excellent Performance Interpretation
Revenue Generation Viable and adequate measures to maximize revenue generation potentials are successfully in place.
Human Resource Management and Development Managing the human resource is geared towards a desired end which is “desirable organizational performance and productivity”.
Customer Service – Civil Applications Seamless delivery and ease of obtaining frontline services are principal in civil registry and real property documents.

Area(s) for Improvement

The areas for improvement are listed by priority, starting from the area which gets the lowest performance scale followed by areas which get higher performance scales, respectively.

Priority Area for Improvement Performance Description Interpretation
Local Legislation 4.53
High but not Excellent
The imperatives of quality legislation have to be looked into. This might mean looking into legislative staff competence and the greater use of legislative tools such agenda development, legislative tracking, backstopping committee and legislative performance.
Development Planning 4.91
High but not Excellent
Improvements in the following areas are underscored: (a) organizational performance; (b) consultation process; and (c) management of planning database. These areas are instrumental in quality land use and development planning, or lack of it.
Resource Allocation and Utilization 4.92
High but not Excellent
Management and coordination processes for budgeting and accounting are in place. However, these processes need to be revisited and improved. They are guarantees to an effective allocation and optimum utilization of financial resources.

On Economic Governance

Economic Governance looks into three areas: Support to Agriculture Sector, Support to Fishery Services, and Enterprise, Business and Industry Promotion. The report varies according to the nature of economic activities in the locality. Support to agriculture or fishery services are filtered out if not applicable. Your LGU performance in this area is plotted in the graph below.

Area(s) with Excellent Performance

None of the 2 areas in Economic Governance marked “excellent performance” so far. Meantime, dedicate more time and effort on the areas for improvement.

Area(s) for Improvement

The areas for improvement are listed by priority, starting from the area which gets the lowest performance scale followed by areas which get higher performance scales, respectively.

Priority Area for Improvement Performance Description Interpretation
Support to Agriculture Sector 3.90
Fair
Local government support is extended to the Agriculture Sector. But greater intervention is necessary.
Suggested Action(s) to Take
  • Improve infrastructure support, e.g., communal irrigation system, farm-to-market roads, post-harvest facilities
  • Improve credit facilitation services to farmers
  • Extend adequate production support, e.g., planting materials, fertilizers, and laboratory services such as soil testing
  • Provide assistance to research and development, e.g., techno-demo cooperators, and research institutes
  • Improve market development services, e.g., trade fairs, exhibits, missions and congresses
  • Reach more farming-household beneficiaries
Priority Area for Improvement Performance Description Interpretation
Entrepreneurship, Business and Industry Promotion 4.17
High but not Excellent
More need to be done to institutionalize a business-friendly environment. Factors such as the following need to be looked into:
Suggested Action(s) to Take
  • Ensure the ease of doing business. Strategize to effect the issuance of building, occupancy, and business permits in a more expedient manner
  • Provide, or cause the provision of, direct support services to business, particularly those categorized as micro, small and medium enterprises. Support services may come in the form of tax incentives, product labeling, product packaging, training, job fairs and trade fairs

On Social Governance

Social Governance looks into four areas: Health Services, Support to Education Services, Support to Housing and Basic Utilities, and Peace, Security and Disaster Risk Management. Your LGU performance in each area of Social Governance is plotted in the graph below.

Area(s) with Excellent Performance

Your LGU is doing an excellent performance in 1 out of 4 sub-areas of Social Governance. Sustain Performance in this area:

Area(s) with Excellent Performance Interpretation
Support to Housing and Basic Utilities An administrative mechanism dedicated to addressing the multiple requirements of housing services is in place. Mass housing project and donation of lots for socialized housing are twin-response to the housing backlog.
Area(s) for Improvement

The areas for improvement are listed by priority, starting from the area which gets the lowest performance scale followed by areas which get higher performance scales, respectively.

Priority Area for Improvement Performance Description Interpretation
Peace, Security and Disaster Risk Management 4.60
High but not Excellent
Efforts are made to ensure Peace, Security and Disaster Risk Management. But much more need to be done. Factors that have the ability to improve performance in this area have to be considered.
Suggested Action(s) to Take
  • Ensure an annual financial allocation to the Katarungang Pambarangay. The Local Government Code mandates it. Let us be reminded that this village justice system is principal in the promotion of community peace, harmony and solidarity.
Priority Area for Improvement Performance Description Interpretation
Support to Education Services 4.75
High but not Excellent
A certain level of support to basic education is extended. However, further assistance to matters such as the following is encouraged. The Local School Board might have to do more to advance the cause of those in need of quality education.
Suggested Action(s) to Take
  • Establish a Scholarship Fund for the poor but qualified. It is the essence of public service
Priority Area for Improvement Performance Description Interpretation
Health Services 4.97
High but not Excellent
The overall quality of the local health system deserves a second look. This is so because performance falls short in certain aspects. The principal support system on this matter is the Local Health Board. It might have to do more.
Suggested Action(s) to Take
  • Improve the quality of primary health care or basic curative services

On Valuing Fundamentals of Governance

This section of the report describes how your LGU values and maintains good governance in the context of Transparency, Participation, and Financial Accountability.

Area(s) with Excellent Performance

Your LGU is doing an excellent performance in 2 out of 3 sub-areas of Valuing Fundamentals of Governance. Sustain Performance in this area:

Area(s) with Excellent Performance Interpretation
Financial Accountability Financial accountability is highly valued. Structures and systems for accounting, internal control, procurement and financial transactions are well-defined and working.
Transparency Transparency in governmental operations is remarkable. Communicating to the public through various means, i.e., Bulletin Board, Public Information Office or Desk, print, broadcast media, website, and forum, is valued.

Area(s) for Improvement

The areas for improvement are listed by priority, starting from the area which gets the lowest performance scale followed by areas which get higher performance scales, respectively.

Priority Area for Improvement Performance Description Interpretation
Participation 4.33
High but not Excellent
Strengthening CSO participation in Local Special Bodies and the Citizen Feedback system, including the maximization of CSO engagement in development projects is a MUST action. There are merits to it. In addition to the principal of participation, other desirable governance values like transparency, accountability and consensus-influenced decisions are reinforced.

On Environmental Governance

Environmental Governance looks into four areas: Forest Ecosystem Management, Freshwater Ecosystem Management, Coastal Marine Ecosystem Management, and Urban Ecosystem Management. The report varies according to local ecosystems. Ecosystems which are not related to the LGU are filtered out. Your LGU performance in this area is plotted in the graph below.

Area(s) with Excellent Performance

Your LGU is doing an excellent performance in 2 out of 3 sub-areas of Environmental Governance . Sustain Performance in this area:

Area(s) with Excellent Performance Interpretation
Freshwater Ecosystems Management Freshwater ecosystem management is of importance to the LGU. Long-term planning is valued. CSO and citizen participation are recognized and are mobilized in fresh water protection and rehabilitation. Areas for rehabilitation and protection are set, and that target areas for rehabilitation and protection are met.
Forest Ecosystems Management Forest ecosystem management is central to the concerns of the LGU. Long-term planning is paramount. CSOs and citizens are mobilized in forest protection. Areas for reforestation and protection are set, and that target areas for reforestation and protection are met.

Area(s) for Improvement

The areas for improvement are listed by priority, starting from the area which gets the lowest performance scale followed by areas which get higher performance scales, respectively.

Priority Area for Improvement Performance Description Interpretation
Urban Ecosystems Management 4.13
High but not Excellent
Pollution control and proper solid waste management are essential in preserving the integrity of the environment. More need to be done. To gain better performance in this area, consider the following:
Suggested Action(s) to Take
  • Ensure that every barangay has a material recovery facility
  • Improve solid waste collection practices
  • Move from Open Dumpsite Facility to Controlled Dumpsite Facility to a Sanitary Landfill as the final disposal facility. It makes sense. At the very least, inaction has legal implications. But more telling are the health and environmental imperatives

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