THE 1st Mindanao Governance & Leadership Excellence Awards is happening underway today at Limketkai Luxe Hotel, this city starting at 5:00 p.m.
The project aims at giving due recognition to government leaders and private sector achievers for bringing fame and honor to their communities.
The criteria for judging are consistency of best practices in governance (regulatory change, good management, utilization of technology and human resources management practices) – 20 percent; principled leadership (style – responsiveness to people needs through participatory service delivery, civic engagement, partnerships and resource mobilization for poverty reduction and local level development – 30 percent; and recognition & awards (ingenuity and originality in programs and projects conceptualization and implementation i.e. building cohesive local communities for a secure and peaceful environment, developing institutional and structural arrangements, management systems and tools that work – 30 percent.
The following are the winners serving in the government: (National Level – Execuitive Category) former Sen. Aquilino Pimentel Jr., former Vice President Teofisto Guingona, Sen. Juan Miguel Zubiri, Sen. Emmanuel Pacquiao and Sen. Aquilino Pimentel III; (National Level – Administrative Category) former Special Assistant to the President Christopher Go, Communications Secretary Martin Andanar, former Bureau of Corrections chief Ronaldo dela Rosa, Mindanao Development Authority chair Abul Khayr Alonto and Energy Undersecretary Benito Ranque; (Legislative Level) former Cagayan de Oro City Rep. Rufus Rodriguez, Davao City Rep. Karlo Nograles, Zamboanga City Rep. Celso Lobregat, Cagayan de Oro City Rep. Maximo Rodriguez and Bukidnon Rep. Malou Alba; (Provincial Level) Davao del Norte Gov. Rafael Antonio del Rosario, Misamis Oriental Gov. Yevgeny Vincente Emano, Bukidnon Gov. Jose Ma. Zubiri Jr., Sultan Kudarat Gov. Pax Mangududatu and Lanao del Norte Gov. Imelda Dimaporo; (Chartered City Category) Davao City Mayor Sara Carpio, Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Oscar Moreno and General Santos City Mayor Ronnel Rivera; (Component City Category) Gingoog City Mayor Stella Marie Guingona, Iligan City Mayor Celso Regencia, Tagum City Mayor Allan Rellon, Malaybalay City Mayor Iñake Zubiri and Koronadal City Mayor Peter Miguel; (Muncipality Level) Mayor Donato Chan (Medina, Misamis Oriental), Mayor Tata Tan (Diplahan, Zamboanga Sibugay), Mayor Jimuel Que (Bongao, Tawi-tawi), Mayor Michael Maruya (Don Marcelino, Davao Occidental) and Mayor Antonio Bendita (Surralah, South Cotabato); (Barangay Level) Julito Ogsimer (Lapasan, Cagayan de Oro City), Marlon Tabac (Gusa, Cagayan de Oro City) and Aaron Neri (Macasandig, Cagayan de Oro City).
The following are winners from the private sector: (Civil Service Category) PPA Isidro Butaslac Jr., Dr. Sangkula Laja and Manny Darimbang; (Civic Organization) Rotary Club of Davao City and Dr. Gilbert Gille (Fraternal Order of the Philippine Eagles); (Youth Sector) Atty. Ernesto Neri; (Academe Sector) Dr. Manuel Jaudian; and (NGOs) Norma Monfort.
“These leaders have shown good governance and leadership traits and best practices in steering their communities and organizations into winning various achievement awards. Thus the need to trumpet their achievements through media platforms such as the presentor – Mindanao Daily News,” awards chairman and Mindanao Daily News publisher Dante Sudaria said.
Awards executive director Allan Mediante, editor-in-chief of Mindanao Daily News, opined that government and private sector leaders are facing completely new pressures both from within their own institutions and in their own communities, thus the need for transformational change.
“Those changes are only possible when leaders gain the support of stakeholders by embodying their institution’s values and demonstrating that their decisions are made for a greater cause and not for a personal agenda,” Mediante said.