In compliance of DILG Memorandum Circular No. 2023-092 regarding the 2023 Local Legislative Award, the Provincial Award Committee (PAC) conducted an evaluation on Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) on August 31, 2023.

In 2006, the Philippine Councilors League (PCL), in partnership with the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), launched the Local Legislative Award. The award recognizes the exemplary performance of city and municipal sanggunians from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2022, for legislating measure that help build the foundation of meaningful local administration and development.

The following are the award criteria: Responsiveness of the Legislative Agenda, availability of Legislative Documents, Effectiveness of Performance of the Sanggunian, Efficiency of Performance of Sanggunian, Legislative Citation and Awards and Capacity Development for Legislators and staff.

The said committee composed of Chairman-DILG Provincial Director, PCL Federation President and VMLP Chapter President-Vice Chairman, Members: Provincial Agriculturist, Provincial Social Welfare and Development Officer, Provincial Budget Officer, Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer and PCCI representative.

The PAC shall initiate and coordinate activities necessary for the successful implementation of the award within the province. Select provincial finalists and nominate such finalist to the Regional Award Committee.

Through this evaluation, the Sanggunian shall be guided, recognized and to inspire local legislature to excel in the performance of their functions.

Report: SP-NADA