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Monday, March 9, 2020

Mt.province, 12 LGUs in Cordillera get RDC’s highest medal of excellence on forwarding local autonomy

Cordillera - Twelve local government units of Cordillera including Mt.Province were recognized by the Cordillera office of the Regional Development Council (RDC-CAR) for their vital contributions in the pursuit for regional autonomy through the coveted Forwarding Local Autonomy Medal of Excellence (FLAME) award during First Quarter RDC Full Council Meeting held in Bangued, Abra.
According to Mt. Province PIO, the province itself was awarded 1st place under the province and highly  urbanized city category. 

Other awardees from Mt. Province are Bontoc LGU, Bauko LGU and Paracelis LGU under the category 2: First to Third Class Municipality/Component City; and Category 3: Fourth to Sixth Class Municipality.

According to RDC-FLAME, the awards aim to recognize the contributions of local governments in upholding the goals of the Regional Development Council (RDC) - CAR towards good governance and sustainable development, and the attainment of an autonomous government. 
The criteria for choosing the top LGU performers include the localized strategies in advancing the cause for the regional autonomy, the support of the concerned local governments to the initiatives of the region's policy-making body in promoting the true essence of autonomy to the grassroots level.

It also includes the existence of various program and projects of LGU that will help in advancing the pursuit for autonomy in their respective areas of jurisdiction.


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