State of Local Governance Performance, Electronic Report

Municipality of Itogon, PY 2011

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 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 PerformanceInterpretation
Health ServicesA highly functioning health system characterized by quality primary health care, quality maternal care and quality child care. CSO-participated medical missions and health insurance for indigent families are innovations that add more luster to, and dynamism in, the health system.

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 Housing and Basic Utilities 1.00
Very Low
Support to housing services is weak. Extend assistance; And sustain.
Suggested Action(s) to Take
  • Complete an inventory of: informal settlers, makeshift houses, sites for potential socialized housing, households with no access to potable water supply, and households with no access to electricity
  • Cause the donation of a local government lot for socialized housing, or provide socialized housing or mass dwelling in partnership with the private sector. Housing is an inalienable right

Priority Area for Improvement Performance Description Interpretation
Support to Education Services 3.85
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
  • Invest the Special Education Fund in actions that improve the quality of the human capital such as (a) construction, repair or maintenance of school buildings and facilities, (b) extension classes and extension teachers, and (c) educational research. Be reminded that sports competition, whether at the district level or local government-wide, is the mandate of another agency, and definitely not of the Department of Education or of the LGU
  • Establish a Scholarship Fund for the poor but qualified. It is the essence of public service

Priority Area for Improvement Performance Description Interpretation
Peace, Security and Disaster Risk Management 4.42
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
  • Strengthen the Peace and Order Council and the Local Council for the Protection of Children. There a lot of creative ways to achieve such status. For a start, ensure the provision of annual financial support to peace and order, and public safety initiatives
  • 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.
  • Strengthen the Local Disaster Coordinating Council. There are a lot of creative ways to achieve it.