State of Local Governance Performance, Electronic Report

Municipality of Itogon, PY 2012

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 2 out of 3 sub-areas of Environmental Governance . Sustain Performance in this area:
Area(s) with Excellent PerformanceInterpretation
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 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 3.53
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
  • 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