Mayor urges cities to adopt PGS for transparency

League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP) president and San Fernando Mayor Oscar Rodriguez is enticing all local chief executives to embrace the Performance Governance System (PGS) using the balance scorecard to achieve a more transparent and effective governance.

During the 2011 Public Governance Forum held at the Mandarin Oriental, Manila where attendees were mayors from 122 cities, Rodriguez said “PGS has been a great help to avoid any anomalies in the government since it has a roadmap that is religiously followed by government leaders.”

The mayor noted that the system is the key of the city government in achieving a better quality of life for ‘Fernandinos.’

One of the highlights during the forum was the presentation of the outline of the League which is focused on poverty alleviation through raising the quality of education and promoting good governance in its member cities.

“Like what we did in San Fernando, it is essential for an organization to come up with a roadmap to have a specific and permanent perspective, objectives and initiatives,” Rodriguez opined.

The Institute for Solidarity in Asia (ISA) lauded the city government of San Fernando for being a champion of good urban governance and a catalyst for nation-building.

“This will be a challenge for us to become true leaders and bridge the gap between the rich and the poor and make our city a habitat of human excellence” Rodriguez ended.

original source: