The Provincial Government of Pangasinan has once again been cited as the Best LGU Advocate in the country for year 2020 for its outstanding performance and contribution in statistical development.
Conferred by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), same award was earlier given to the provincial government in 2018.
“We were evaluated by the PSA central office based on our outputs and accomplishments for the year 2019,” Provincial Planning and Development Coordinator Benita Pizarro said.
The criteria used in judging the best LGU advocates include the following: outputs, outcomes and impacts to the statistical activities of the youth (25%); clarity of objectives/messages and promotion of statistical awareness/literacy (25%); diversity and number of statistical activities (25%); extent of participation/coverage (15%); and, economy and ingenious use of resources (10%).
Alongside with the national citation, the provincial government also bagged the championship in the recent 31st National Statistics Month celebration regional level.
The provincial government first notched the hall of fame award in the regional level in 2011 for winning three consecutive years (2008, 2009 and 2010) while the second was in 2017 for the years 2014, 2015 and 2016. The province on the other hand, was adjudged the regional champion in the years 2018, 2019 and 2020. Hence, its third hall of fame stature shall be conferred in 2021.
“We are on our way to receiving our third hall of fame award in the regional level,” Ms. Pizarro said.
All four provinces in the region were adjudged based on the NSM activities of the province which has a percentage score of 70% and the performance of the province in the various regional contests (30%).
The NSM activities of the province were scored according to the following percentage: diversity of activities (30%), extent of participation of cooperating agencies and LGUs (25%), conveys favorable image of the province (20%), economy and ingenious use of resources (15%), and innovation (10%).
(Ruby R. Bernardino)