by Jing Villamil
In recognition of the exemplary effectiveness of its performance and capabilities as a Local Government Unit in terms of the developmental areas (economic, social environment and governance), Pozorrubio was again chosen as Provincial Champion for the Search for the Best Performing LGU based on Local Governance Performance Management System (LGPMS) for CY 2009 by the Provincial Development Council chaired by Governor Amado Espino Jr.
This distinction is second time in a row for this eastern agricultural town of 73,000 population. While still a 2nd class municipality, it was awarded Best Performing LGU-LGPMS of CY 2008 over all the 1st, 2nd and 3rd class towns grouped together in the Municipal A category. Now, it tops off its first year as a 1st class municipality by again garnering the same award in the same category.
Also for the second time, Pozorrubio represents Pangasinan in the RDC-DILG (Regional Development Council-Department of Internal and Local Government) Search for Region 1 Best LGU-LGPMS 2009. Last year, Pozorrubio ranked 2nd runner-up in Region 1.
Pozorrubio will face 3 other qualifiers from the 3 other provinces of Region 1: Naguilian of La Union, Tagudin of Ilocos Sur and San Nicolas of Ilocos Norte.
The Regional Search Committee (RSC) shall conduct validation visits November 23 – December 14.