City of Malolos - The search is on! Gawad Galing Sanggunian (GGS), the banner program of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan, was successfully re-launched last December 10, 2014 at The Pavilion, Hiyas ng Bulacan Convention Center, City of Malolos, during the celebration of “Pamaskong Pagdiriwang”, a Year-ender Get-together/Christmas Party by the Philippine Councilors League-Bulacan Chapter (PCL-Bulacan), through the effort of Board Member Josef Andrew T. Mendoza, PCL-Bulacan Provincial Federation president and Chairman of the GGS Executive Committee.
The significant project was formally re-launched by Governor Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado, special guest of the evening, Vice-Governor Daniel R. Fernando and the members of the 8th Sangguniang Panlalawigan, witnessed by eleven vice-mayors and 117 councilors who also attended the twin-bill affair.
Senior Board Member Michael C. Fermin, SP Majority Floor Leader and GGS Executive Committee Vice-Chairman, talked about the history of Gawad Galing Sanggunian which started in 1992, while Board Member Enrique V. Dela Cruz, Jr., SP Assistant Majority Floor Leader and GGS Executive Committee member, discussed the criteria for the selection of winners in the different categories of awards at stake. SP Secretary Ma. Perpetua Santos for her part presented the different committees and their corresponding tasks and functions in the implementation of the project.
The coverage and scope of evaluating the performance of the 21 sangguniang bayans and 3 sangguniang panlungsods, including the assessment of their records and documents, will be from July 2014 to June 2015. The Screening Committee will start its visitation and evaluation of the local sanggunians on June 15, 2015. Afterwards, it will submit its findings and recommendations, together with the list of finalists, to the Selection Committee which shall then conduct interviews of the finalists to determine the winners. The Awarding Ceremonies is expected to be held in December 2015.