The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) awarded the City Government of Tacurong with a glass trophy and a check worth P2 Million for being adjudged as the Gawad Pamana ng Lahi Regional Winner under the Component City Category.
            Mayor Lina O. Montilla received the awards during DILG-XII Year-End Evaluation and Awarding Ceremonies on December 12, 2012 at Sun City Suites, General Santos City.


            “The national government is rest assured that Tacurongnons will benefit from this award as the money will be utilized for development projects,” said City Mayor Lina O. Montilla.
            Gawad Pamana ng Lahi is an award conferred by the Department of Local 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.
Among the criteria are: Local Government Performance Management System (LGPMS) score; national and international awards; record review of core outcome indicators (NSCB on poverty incidence, DOH on health, BLGF-DOF on financial status, etc); and result of on-site validation. LGPMS assesses LGUs’ institutional capacity in various areas of governance.

            LGU-Tacurong had already been recognized by DILG Central Office as one of the Top 5 finalists of the National Gawad Pamana ng Lahi Award following the national evaluation and Mayor Montilla’s panel interview on October 18. Tacurong is the only city in Mindanao that qualified to the list.


Jezereel Louise C. Billano