MANILA, Philippines – The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has cited 10 governors and 20 mayors for initiating and implementing programs designed to improve the lives of their constituents, environment protection, financial accountability and commitment to transparency.

Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo said the 30 local government units have been named as top performing LGUs for 2010 based on their high scores in the latest local government state of performance report.

“I laud these local governments for their commitment in elevating and maintaining the highest standards of public service delivery in their respective localities. I hope that their shining examples will inspire others to strive hard in the performance of their duties,” he added.

Robredo said the 30 LGUs garnered high scores in the DILG’s Local Governance Performance Management System (LGPMS), a web-based, self-assessment tool that measures LGU performance in key governance areas and provides information on the status of LGUs in terms of local governance and development. 

The assessment system is being managed by the DILG’s Bureau of Local Government Supervision to gauge the LGUs’ performance on administrative, social, economic, and environmental governance, and fundamentals of good governance which include transparency, participation and financial accountability.

Robredo said the top 10 high performing provinces are Bohol, La Union, Bulacan, Negros Oriental, Pangasinan, Ilocos Norte, Albay, Cavite, Compostela Valley and Tarlac.

On the other hand, top performing cities in the highly urbanized and independent component cities category include Valenzuela, San Juan, Puerto Princesa, Angeles, Davao, Naga, Zamboanga, Iligan, Cebu and Taguig.

For the component cities category, the top performers are Ligao in Albay, Laoag in La Union, San Fernando, Vigan, Gingoog, Cabanatuan, Dipolog, La Carlota, Iriga and Batac.