MANILA – The Department of Interior and Local Government has cited 30 provinces and cities as top performing local government units (LGUs) for 2010 based on the areas of good governance.

In a statement on Sunday, DILG Secretary Jesse Robredo said these 30 LGUs, composed of 20 cities and 10 provinces, garnered high scores in the department’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.

Managed by the DILG’s Bureau of Local Government Supervision, the LGPMS assesses LGU performance on the areas of: administrative, social, economic, and environmental governance, and fundamentals of good governance which include transparency, participation and financial accountability.

Robredo said the 30 top performing LGUs got an average overall performance index ranging from 4.6415 to 4.9370, with one as the lowest and five as the highest.

The top 10 high performing provinces according to rank are: Bohol (4.9370); La Union (4.9115); Bulacan (4.8628); Negros Oriental (4.8331); Pangasinan (4.8185); Ilocos Norte (4.8185); Albay (4.8064); Cavite (4.8031); Compostela Valley (4.7812); and Tarlac (4.7773).

Top performing cities in the highly urbanized and independent component cities category are: Valenzuela (4.9150); San Juan (4.8875); Puerto Princesa (4.8640); Angeles (4.7410); Davao (4.7380); Naga (4.6940); Zamboanga (4.6865); Iligan (4.6710); Cebu (4.6633); and
Taguig (4.6415).

For the component cities category, the top performers are: Ligao (4.9240); Laoag (4.9193); San Fernando (4.9177); Vigan (4.8617); Gingoog (4.8568); Cabanatuan (4.8363); Dipolog (4.8113); La Carlota (4.7553); Iriga (4.7522); and Batac (4.7430).