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Valenzuela City Bags 9 Urban Governance Exemplary Awards From DILG

Urban Governance Exemplary Awards
Valenzuela City Exemplary Performance : Valenzuela City Mayor WES Gatchalian (fourth from left) along with city department heads receives a total of nine awards for the City Government during the Urban Governance Exemplary Awards 2022 held at the Manila Hotel October 27. Bestowed by the Department of the Interior and Local Government – National Capital Region (DILG-NCR), the recognition aims to highlight local governance transparency and service excellence.

The City Government of Valenzuela under the leadership of Mayor WES Gatchalian received a total of nine exemplary awards from the Department of Interior and Local Government – National Capital Region (DILG – NCR) during the Urban Governance Exemplar Awards held at The Manila Hotel last October 27, 2022.

The city was hailed with a highly functional rating in the Child-Friendly Local Governance Audit (CFLGA) for the year 2019 with a score of 90.82% and for year 2021 garnering 88.03%. Valenzuela was assessed through its performance in the delivery of social services and programs for the welfare of the youth and children.

With the City’s efficient performance in protecting the welfare of the Valenzuelano women and children, the Local Council on Anti-Trafficking and Violence Against Women and Their Children (LCAT – VAWC) obtained a highly functional rating.

In addition to the list of awards, the local government received a plaque of recognition for its complete and prompt submission of the city’s Gender and Development (GAD) Programs for the year 2023.

Urban Governance Exemplary Awards
Incentive Award for Barangay Mapulang Lupa : Valenzuela City’s Barangay Mapulang Lupa bags Lupong Tagapamayapa Incentives Awards, Highly Urbanized City Category third place trophy. The barangay received PhP 20,000 as an incentive for exemplary performance. The Department of the Interior and Local Government – National Capital Region (DILG-NCR) bestowed the award during the 2022 Urban Governance Exemplary Awards held at The Manila Hotel, October 27.

Valenzuela City also garnered the recognition of being highly compliant and top performers for Informal Settler Families Cluster, and Information, Education, Communications, And Institutional Arrangements Cluster, for the City’s active participation in the Manila Bay Clean Up, Rehabilitation, and Preservation Program (MBCRPP).

DILG – NCR also lauded Valenzuela City’s functionality performance rating for the year 2019 and 2021 for its Local Peace and Order Council, including the Anti-Drug Abuse Council’s Performance under the Highly Urbanized City Category.

On the other hand, Barangay Mapulang Lupa, with a score of 98.08%, ranked 3rd on the 2022 Lupong Tagapamayapa Incentives Awards for Highly Urbanized City Category for its outstanding efforts in maintaining peaceful and orderly relations of the people in their community.

Urban Governance Exemplary Awards

Exemplary Awards

Valenzuela City bagged 9 awards in the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)-NCR’s Urban Governance Exemplary Awards 2022, here is the list of awards received:

  1. Highly Functional Rating – Local Council on Anti-Trafficking & Violence Against Women & Their Children (LCAT-VAWC)
  2. Functionality Rating (2019, 2021) – 2022 Local Peace and Order Council Performance Audit, Highly Urbanized Category
  3. Moderate Functional Rating – 2022 Anti-Drug Abuse Council Performance Audit, Highly Urbanized City Category
  4. Recognition for Gender and Development (GAD) Programs (completion and timely submission and completion of the City’s 2023 GAD Programs)
  5. Highly Functional Rating (2019, 2021) – Child Friendly Local Governance Audit (CFLGA)
  6. Highly Compliant, 2022 LGU Compliance Assessment – Manila Bay Clean Up, Rehabilitation, Preservation Program
  7. Top Performer for Informal Settlers Families Cluster (2022 LGU Compliance Assessment – Manila Bay Clean Up, Rehabilitation, and Preservation Program)
  8. Top Performer for Information, Education, & Communication (IEC) and Institutional Arrangements Cluster (2022 LGU Compliance Assessment – Manila Bay Clean Up, Rehabilitation, and Preservation Program)
  9. 3rd Place – 2022 Lupong Tagapamayapa Incentives Awards, Highly Urbanized City Category (Brgy. Mapulang Lupa)

Joining Mayor WES Gatchalian in receiving the awards during the ceremony were Councilors Ricarr Enriquez, Bimbo Dela Cruz, DILG – Valenzuela Director, Mary Jane Nacario, CSWDO Head, Ms. Dorothy Evangelista, Housing and Resettlement Head, Maam Elen Reyes, and Barangay Mapulang Lupa Chairman, Kapitan Atoy Natividad.

The Urban Governance Exemplar Awards is an initiative of the DILG that aims to honor and recognize the performing local government units with regards to implementation of programs and their overall performance based on the recently conducted audits and assessments.

By: Jenny Taborda & William Chua

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