FORTY six (46) barangays from the five municipalities of the province of Guimaras were recognized and conferred the Guimaras Good Governance Seal for Barangays (3GSB) after passing the validation conducted by the Provincial Government of Guimaras (PGG), at the awarding ceremony held at the Provincial Covered Gym, San Miguel, Jordan, Guimaras on November 12, 2018.
Fifteen (15) of the barangays are from the Municipality of Buenavista that includes the villages of Avila, Banban, Getulio, Mabini, Mclain, Navalas, Nazaret, New Poblacion, San Isidro, San Pedro, San Roque, Supang, Tanag, Tastasan, and Tinadtaran.
Barangays Calaya, Canhawan, Concordia, Dolores, Guiwanon, La Paz, Oracon, Pandaraonan, Panobolon, Salvacion, Sto. Domingo and Tando are the passers from the Municipality of Nueva Valencia.
Standouts from the town of Sibunag include the villages of Alegria, Ayangan, Bubog, Dasal, Maabay, Millan, Ravina and Sebaste.
Barangays Cabano, Gaban, Igcawayan, Sapal, Sebario, Suclaran and Tamborong constitute the passers from the Municipality of San Lorenzo while villages of Alaguisoc, Buluangan, Hoskyn and Sinapsapan are the qualifiers from the Municipality of Jordan.
Governor Samuel T. Gumarin explained that the 3GSB is a tool to guide the officials of the barangays on performing their duties and responsibilities.
The initiative, according to the governor, is a parameter to determine if the officials of the barangays in the province of Guimaras perform their tasks for the advancement of the lives of their constituents.
Contrary to competition, the method is used to unite barangay officials to put forward the needed development for the island province, according to Gumarin.
Further, the governor emphasized that the barangays are in the forefront of the undertakings that are primary to the development of the province, hence, 3GSB was created to educate the barangay officials of their functions.
The 46 barangays received Php 100,000 each as incentive.
Provincial Administrator Dr. Alejandro Araneta, however, underscored that the purpose of the 3GSB is not for the monetary incentive alone, rather, to measure the performance of every barangay in the aspect of good governance.
Guimaras Rep. Ma. Lucille L. Nava said the success of 3GSB which is considered as one of the best practices of the Provincial Government of Guimaras, is because of the unity of the 98 barangays in the province.
WHAT IS 3GSB?
Guimaras Good Governance Seal for Barangays or “3GSB” is an innovative program of Provincial Government of Guimaras (PGG) that assesses the level of performance of the component barangays in leading and managing their respective local communities in four governance areas namely: Administration, Social Services, Economic Development and Environmental Management.
Since its birth in 2014, 3GSB has become instrumental in developing good governance, transparency and accountability in the 98 barangays of the island-province. By recognizing the performance of the barangays, they are provided incentives for their respective development projects.
3GSB intends to raise awareness of the barangay governments and officials on their state of performance and development using the information and data essential for the implementation of their local plans, programs and activities against the established standards.
Qualified recipients of the incentive shall process administrative requirements for the release of funds.
Incentive fund checks will be released only to barangays who have submitted the complete administrative requirements set out. The Office of the Governor convenes all the qualifiers to orient the administrative process and requirements for the release of incentives.
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