News & Updates

Ligao Awarded as Best Governed City

Ligao City transpired as the top governed city among other component cities in the country in the recently released Local Governance Performance Management System (LGPMS) report for the year 2010.

The LGPMS, which is managed by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), is a “self-assessment, management and development tool that enables local governments to determine their capabilities & limitations in the delivery of essential public services.” It is a means of objectively assessing the performance gaps of the Local Government Units (LGU) in the country. 


LGU Ligao inks MOU with PAG-IBIG Fund

Ligao City celebrates for being top performing city

Vice President Jejomar Binay acknowledged Ligao City in the Pabahay Caravan held last October 18, 2011 for being one of the cities to firstly avail the Socialized Housing Program with Pag-IBIG Fund.

The Housing Project, which would benefit some 388 families of public school teachers, LGU and other government employees in Ligao, was initiated by Mayor Linda P. Gonzalez of Ligao City. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Ligao and Pag-IBIG Fund was signed last October 18, 2011 at La Piazza Hotel, Legazpi City which coincides with the Pabahay Caravan attended by Vice Pres. Binay.


Ligao, first Text2Teach-enabled City in Bicol

Ligao City celebrates for being top performing cityWith the distribution of additional 25 units of Text2Teach-enabled phones, every public Elementary School in the City can now enjoy the use of cellphones for instruction, thus making Ligao the first Text2Teach-enabled City in the Bicol Region.

The Turn-over Ceremony was held last October 25, 2011 at Ligao West Central Elementary School (Binatagan) Gymnasium. The event was attended by Elementary school principals, teachers, and students, along with City Officials, and Brgy. Captains. It was also graced by the presence of Dr. Evangeline P. Palencia, DepEd Schools Division Superintendent; Mayor Linda P. Gonzalez; Mr. Mario A. Deriquito, Senior Director of Ayala Foundation Incorporated (AFI), and the rest of AFI Staff.


PhilRice’s LSTD Farmers Field Day held in Ligao City

                      "The office of the government is not to confer happiness, but to give men the opportunity to work out happiness for themselves."- W.E. Channing

                        Research is the key word to success. PhilRice is a research institute that can ensure success by fostering the development of indigenous rice varieties that can withstand pests, diseases, and  the critical climate change factor, and least of all: the high yield, nutritional value and eating quality of our rice.

                        PhilRice Bicol, located in Ligao City, indeed is very fortunate to be identified and become the 8th  PhilRice Research branches in the country.

                        Soon enough, the Philippines shall be a rice exporting country and surely the farmers of Bicol shall be proud of this economic endeavor.

                        About 400 farmers and government functionaries from Ligao City, Tabaco City, Camalig, Polangui, and Libon had the opportunity to attend the LSTD known as Location Specific Technology Development held at the City Gymnasium last October 6, 2011.

                        In partnership with the city, PhilRice with all local DA offices mentioned municipalities and cities, a program was set to view the new and modern technologies through research that were adaptable to Bicol Region.

                        No less than Dr. Eufemio T. Rasco, the PhilRice Executive Director was present in company with Dr. Manuel Jose C. Regalado, Deputy Executive Director and Engr. Artemio B. Vasallo, Manager of PhilRice Bicol. The farmers were led to the visit the location of the PhilRice facility in Brgy. Batang of this city for orientation on what was showcased for a better understanding and appreciation of what shall be gainfully obtained from the PhilRice Research Institute now on their midst.

                        Testimonials from the sectors representing municipalities were observed.


Ligao City Celebrates for being Top Performing City

Ligao City celebrates for being top performing cityWith great pride and delight, Ligao City celebrated as one community last September 9, 2011 for being the top peforming city (component city category) for the year 2010 in the recent Local Governance Performance Management System (LPGMS) report.

Among all cities in the country, Ligao City emerged as the top in governance, with its score reaching 4.9240. LGUs were scored from a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being the lowest and 5 being the highest.

The celebration jumpstarted with a motorcade, surprising the City Mayor Linda P. Gonzalez, who just came from a conference in Dumaguete City. The motorcade was participated by the Sangguniang Panglungsod, with City Vice Mayor Patty Gonzalez-Alsua, City Department Heads, and Barangay Captains.

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