government leadership award launched
La Salle Institute of Governance (LSGI) in partnership with
the Office of Senator Aquilino Pimentel, Jr. and the UP National
College of Public Administration and Governance through the
Center for Local and Regional Governance and the Center for
Leadership, Citizenship, and Democracy collaborated in the
establishment of the Local Government Leadership Award.
In announcement ceremonies held at the Padilla Hall of the
Senate Building on December 11, the partner institutions recognized
the importance of leadership in making local governments work
To serve as inspiration and example for other leaders, the
Local Leadership Award seeks to recognize the outstanding
performance of local officials in the field of local governance
and local management reforms.
Dr. Francisco Magno, LSIG executive director, mentioned that
the leadership award program is not limited to giving of awards.
This would also involve the need to undertake research in
documenting the new and emerging styles of local leadership
in the construction of new leadership models and the promotion
of good local governance.
Magno emphasized the importance of the inter-relatedness of
the various levels of governance and the strengthening of
linkages among the government, private sector, civil society,
and the citizenry.
The event was graced by Department of Interior and Local Government
Secretary Joey Lina, who delivered a statement of support
for the leadership program. Former Education Undersecretary
Victor Andres Manhit also attended for LSIG.