The teams of evaluators have conducted the province-wide final evaluation of the Search for Cleanest and Greenest LGU last May 26 – June 5.
Cluster I LGUs composed of Surallah, T’boli, Polomolok, City of Koronadal, Tupi and Tampakan were judged based on the criteria such as Public Market (10%), Public Terminal (5%), Public Plaza and Parks (10%), Barangay (15%), Community Garden (5%), Backyard Garden (5%), Municipal Nursery (10%), Roadside Beautification (10%), Central Material Recovery Facility (10%), Support System (10%) and Other Facilities and Establishments (10%).
Meanwhile, Cluster II LGUs Banga, Lake Sebu, Norala, Sto. Nino and Tantangan were evaluated based on the environmental plans that they formulated with relevance to the contest and their respective accomplishment.
Said cluster have undergone planning and budgeting workshop conducted by the Provincial Environment Management Office (PEMO) last February prior to the conduct of the initial evaluation.
Cluster II initial evaluation criteria are Prioritization of Plans, Programs and Activities – 15%, People’s Participation – 15%, Innovative Programs – 10%, Plan Presentation – 5% and Attendance to Planning and Budgeting Workshop – 5%.
Their final evaluation criteria are Positive Impact (Improved facilities/Improved Clean and Green Program Implementation, etc (30%); Efficiency of Program Service Delivery (30%); Sustainability (20%); Promoted People’s Participation (10%); Programmed Mainstreamed at the Barangay Level (10%).
Only areas in the respective municipality of Cluster II LGUs such as Barangay, Community Garden and Backyard Garden that comprised 25 percent of the total 100 percentage points were evaluated physically by the evaluators.
Organizers of the contest have adopted the “window period” concept for the unannounced initial and unannounced final evaluations, whereby LGUs will be informed of the schedule of the duration of the contest, and not the exact or specific day of evaluation of each municipality.
The initial and final evaluations of the search have 30 and 70 percentage points, respectively.
Evaluators of this year’s search are Elbe Balucanag of PEMO, Jose Perez of the Provincial Planning and Development Office, Engr. Erisaldy Quienes of the Integrated Provincial Health Office, Fruto Sumagaysay Jr. of the Provincial Information Office, Julius Mella of the Arts, Culture, Tourism, Museum and Sports Promotions Unit, Sherree Ann Reyes of the South Cotabato Foundation Inc. and Teresita Sabares of Dole Phils.
Belinda Fabie of the DILG Provincial Office acted as the Secretariat.