The City of Goodwill has achieved yet another milestone for being adjudged as the winner of Region XII Gawad Pamana ng Lahi 2012-City Category.
Gawad Pamana ng Lahi is an award conferred by the Department of the Interior and Local Government to a province, city or municipality for reason of exemplary performance in Administrative Governance, Social Governance, Economic Governance and Environmental Governance. 
These performance indicators are assessed using the Local Governance Performance Management System or LGPMS. This system allows DILG to qualify LGUs’ performance in implementing programs that are appropriate to constituents’ needs.
            Seventy percent of the Gawad Pamana ng Lahi contenders’ total score is based on the results of LGPMS. Fifteen percent is attributed to the awards and recognitions received, and the other 15% is derived from innovations.
            During the regional validations on July 10, 2012, the LGU presented one of its best innovations dubbed as 2-Million City Aid to Barangays. All 20 barangays in Tacurong are given 2 Million pesos each on top of their IRA shares through the said innovation.

Gawad Pamana ng Lahi Evaluators with Mayor Lina O. Montilla and the heads of offices

           This involved a 40-Million pesos appropriation in the City’s annual budget every year since 2002. This demonstrates the City’s aim to facilitate equal distribution of resources regardless of political affiliation. It also enables each barangay council to develop their capacities in identifying and implementing necessary development projects. Barangay councils are required to submit financial and procurement plans to designated authorities.
As the regional winner, Tacurong City will receive 2 million pesos. The City will also serve as Region XII’s entry to the Gawad Pamana ng Lahi National Level. South Cotabato and Kalamansig, Sultan Kudarat will also represent the Region in the Provincial and Municipal Categories, respectively.
Regional and National Awarding Ceremonies are on October 10, 2012. (JLCBillano-LGU Information)