INFORMATION BLITZ: Zamboanga Mayor Beng Climaco announced that the city govt cannot meet the deadline to move all IDPs out of the grandstand into transitory shelters by Dec 15, following the questions posed on the quality of the housing units. The mayor said that even if the pace of the construction is slow, she wants the housing units to be of quality. Early this month, Climaco ordered the housing construction stopped following discovery that substandard materials were being used.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Dipolog City, the country’s 7th top performing city

By Alfonso T. Ruda

DIPOLOG CITY. NOV. 13 (PIA)--- The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) has confirmed  that the Local Government Unit of Dipolog City ranks no. 7 among top performing cities throughout the country.
According to the  DILG report,  since August 12, 2012, the  country’s 143 cities already included the 16 controversial cities as among the regular cities created under impeached Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona.

In that report, Dipolog City ranks no. 7 among the top performing cities throughout the country, based on the Local Governance Performing Management System (LGPMS), used by the DILG in rating the LGUs .

Under the LGPMS, Dipolog City registered a performance rating of 4.83 under the component city category.

Among the top performing cities are : Laoag (4.99); Naga (4.93); Vigan (4.921); Ligao (4.917); Tagaytay (4.87); Cabanatuan City (4.86), and Dipolog City in no. 7 with a rating of 4.83.

Mayor Evelyn T. Uy was so elated  upon learning the DILG’s report, considering that Dipolog  is the only city from Mindanao which landed among the top ten performing cities in the country.

Local political observers consider the latest accomplishment of the City Government as a manifestation of Mayor Uy’s good governance and strong political will. (ALT/ATR/PIA9-Zambo Norte)