State of Local Governance Performance, Electronic Report

Municipality of Itogon, PY 2009

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 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 1 out of 3 sub-areas of Environmental Governance . Sustain Performance in this area:
Area(s) with Excellent PerformanceInterpretation
Forest Ecosystems ManagementForest 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 2.70
Minimal effort or low capacity in pollution control and solid waste management. As urbanization creeps in, so do the challenges. That is a truism. The better part of leadership is to anticipate, prepare, and take action.
Suggested Action(s) to Take
  • Consider long-term planning on pollution control
  • Strengthen the Solid Waste Management Board
  • Prepare, if none has been formulated, or improve the quality of, the Solid Waste Management Plan
  • 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

Priority Area for Improvement Performance Description Interpretation
Freshwater Ecosystems Management 4.67
High but not Excellent
More efforts need to be done in support of Freshwater Ecosystem Management. To ensure a higher level of performance, consider the following factors:
Suggested Action(s) to Take
  • Set target areas for rehabilitation and protection, and ensure the attainment of targets