(October 7, 2011) The City Government of Tacurong joins in the nationwide celebration of the 20th year of the signing of the Local Government Code of 1991.
The theme of this year’s celebration to be conducted on October 9-11 is “Local Government Code: 20 Years of Gains Towards a More Meaningful Autonomy.”
The three-day celebration will kick off with the Barangay General Assembly which will be simultaneously conducted along with all the other barangays nationwide.
It is expected that the 20 barangays of Tacurong will vigorously participate in the said event to showcase their support to the 20 years of outstanding local governance due to the implementation of the said local government code.
Other activities are as well looked forward to for a more meaningful celebration.
On October 11, during the Local Governance Recognition and Awards, the Seal of Good Housekeeping, EXCELL Awards, and Lupong Tagapamayapa Incentives Award will be given to acknowledged good performing local governments.
The Tugon ng Pangulo sa Pamahalaang Lokal will be conducted on the same day wherein the President shall deliver a keynote message which will convey his response on pressing local government issues.
Community-led activities that will uphold community engagement and develop public awareness on Good Governance and Anti-Corruption, Human Development and Poverty Reduction, Economic Development, Security, Justice, Peace, and Climate Change Adaption and Mitigation will also be carried out with the direction of the local governments nationwide.
The Local Government Code of 1991 is understood to be the one which is responsible for the positive transformation of local governance therefore attributing wider citizens’ participation and greater civil society, business and private sector engagement and support in good local governance. (Jessa Billano)