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Streamlining Awards winners announced

Bulacan Governor Willy Sy-Alvarado leads the awarding of Outstanding LGUs Impementing the Streamlining Program to Mayors Leonora Wong of San Simon, Pampanga, Edwin  Santiago of the City of San Fernando. Witnessing the award is Marco Nepomuceno of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce (extreme left), DTI Region 3 Director Judith P. Angeles (2nd from right) and Mr. Roxas Sangalang of the City of Angeles. The ceremonies were held on April 23, 2015 at the Holiday Inn, Clark Freeport, Pampanga. Bulacan Governor Willy Sy-Alvarado leads the awarding of Outstanding LGUs Impementing the Streamlining Program to Mayors Leonora Wong of San Simon, Pampanga, Edwin Santiago of the City of San Fernando. Witnessing the award is Marco Nepomuceno of the Philippine Chamber of Commerce (extreme left), DTI Region 3 Director Judith P. Angeles (2nd from right) and Mr. Roxas Sangalang of the City of Angeles. The ceremonies were held on April 23, 2015 at the Holiday Inn, Clark Freeport, Pampanga.

Clark Freeport – April 24, 2015

The Central Luzon Growth Corridor Foundation Inc. (CLGCFI), chaired by Tarlac Governor Victor A. Yap, announced the local government awardees in the“9th Recognition of Outstanding Central Luzon LGUs Implementing the Streamlining Program” held today at the Holiday Inn, Clark Freeport.

The outstanding LGUs conferred with awards in the four (4) major categories are the following:

1)    Most Outstanding LGU Implementing the Streamlining Program in the Issuance of Mayor’s Permit

Regional Winner – Talavera, Nueva Ecija

2)    Most Outstanding LGU for IT Innovations

Regional Winner – San Simon, Pampanga

3)    Best in Customer Relations

Regional Winner – Talevera, Nueva Ecija

4)    Most Successful LGU in the Institutionalization of Business Permits and Licensing System (BPLS) reforms.

Regional Winner – City of San Fernando, Pampanga

In addition, Plaques of Recognition were also given to three (3) LGUs per province whose evaluation scores were ranked highest in their respective province for the four (4) major award categories.

Part of the event is the awarding of three (3) Plaques of Recognition to three local government units in Central Luzon who were ranked in the top 10 of the National Competitive Council’s Index for Cities and Municipalities in the Philippines for 2014 in the following categories:

1)    Top 10 Most Competitive Municipalities – Lubao, Pampanga (6th)
2)    Top 10 Most Competitive Cities in Government Efficiency – Angeles City (3rd)
3)    Top 10 Most Competitive Municipalities in Infrastructure – Paniqui, Tarlac (3rd)

DTI – 3 Director Judith P. Angeles welcomed DTI Assistant Secretary for Industry Development Group Ceferino S. Rodolfo, the keynote speaker for the event. Bulacan Governor Wilhelmino Sy-Alavarado gave a message as Vice-Chairman of the CLGFI. DILG Regional Director Florida M. Dijan presented and explained the categories and the awards process.  The event also included the Oath Taking of the Central Luzon Association of BPLOs (CLAB).

Director Angeles said that DTI – 3 served as the secretariat for the recognition of the LGUs. She said that all the 130 LGUs in Central Luzon were objectively and comprehensively evaluated using the National Competitive Council’s index in measuring the level of competitiveness and readiness of LGUs in enhancing business through efficient business permits and licensing system, innovation and good customer relations.