With the release of LGPMS version 2.1, new features are being introduced to cater to various stakeholders. The latest is the integration of the LGU Scorecard on Health designed by the Department of Health (DOH), and the Local Tourism Statistics, developed by the Department of Tourism (DOT), to the LGPMS. The DILG, DOH, and DOT converge for the CY 2011 implementation of the LGPMS.
How does the integration work?
Closely look at the screen shot of the LGPMS new log-in page. It illustrates how the LGU Scorecard on Health and Local Tourism Statistics are integrated into the LGPMS.
Why create sub-systems?
The LGPMS indicator system looks into a holistic perspective of governance from administration and fundamentals of good governance, to social, economic and environmental services. However, the indicators used per area are minimal and may not be able to cover a wide list of indicators and reporting requirements specific to other national government agencies’ information needs on local governance.
Why use LGPMS as the platform?
The strength of the LGPMS is that, it is capable of creating sub-systems to customize the data capture and reporting functionalities in organizing the flow of information between local governments and specific national government agencies. Since LGPMS is web-based, the exchange of information is faster and accessible 24/7. As the process implies, the LGPMS can be used as a common platform of national government agencies in generating performance information on local governments.
Why is there a need for convergence?
The DOH and DOT converge with the DILG in making LGPMS a common platform on local government information. As such, the LGU Scorecard on Health of the DOH and the Local Tourism Statistics of the DOT are both integrated to LGPMS as sub-systems to generate crucial information particular to health and tourism which can be used primarily by the two agencies (DOH and DOT, respectively) and LGUs for planning and investment programming. Through convergence, other NGAs need not develop a separate system which may cause disjointed efforts in collecting and processing of performance information of local governments. More importantly, through convergence, we harness the expertise of various NGAs in providing a performance management tool for local governments.
What do some government leaders say?
“Identifying and monitoring of appropriate measures are important to determine whether we are successful in our initiatives or not. What is more important is not what we have done but the impact that we have created in the lives of the Filipinos. We see LGPMS as a system that can help boost the performance of local governments.” -- Secretary Jesse Robredo, DILG
“The LGPMS allows us to have a balance management perspective in running the municipal government. It centers on the core areas of management concerns like the delivery of social, economic and environmental services, and at the same time, ensuring good governance. We use performance information in planning and making a decision.” -- Mayor Sofronio Ona Jr., Municipality of Calaca, Batangas, and President, League of Municipalities-Batangas Chapter
“I am happy that the two major government agencies, the Department of Health and Department of Tourism, has teamed-up with the DILG in using LGPMS a common platform in providing a performance management tool and performance information for local governments.” -- Asst. Secretary Rolando Acosta, DILG, and LGPMS Executive Champion