PASIG CITY - For three years now, the Local Government Academy (LGA) has been recognizing DILG officials, employees and Local Governance Regional Resource Center (LGRRC) units for their exemplary contributions in shaping the Department towards performing its mandate, and for their determination in uplifting their fellow employees, organizations and communities.

Awardees are considered to be the epitome of public service and the DILG’s finest. The awards program has recognized officials who already made a name for themselves in the DILG such as former Regional Director of the DILG-MIMAROPA and now Assistant Secretary Florida M. Dijan; former Undersecretary of Local Government Austere A. Panadero who is now Executive Vice President of Zuellig Family Foundation; and former LGA Executive Director now Undersecretary of Local Government Marivel C. Sacendoncillo, among others.

And in the three years of recognition and celebration, comes another year for a new set of champions to be recognized for their meritorious efforts in keeping the spirit of excellence and integrity to thrive within their ranks and to the communities they serve.


Starting with only 5 categories in 2016, the LGA has expanded the list of accolades in 2019 with the Dagitab ng Paglilingkod as a new award under the individual category.  The award will be conferred upon an administrative officer or personnel of the Department who performs an extraordinary act or public service, consistently demonstrates exemplary ethical behavior, and/or makes an outstanding contribution resulting from an idea or deed that directly benefited the LGRRC or the community. Another new feature is the inclusion of awardees from the DILG central office under the individual category. 

Also, an addition to the special awards category is the Hall of Fame that is conferred to any awardee, individual or team, for receiving the same award for three (3) consecutive years. The awardee(s) may rejoin the Awards Program two years after receiving this award. 

The search is on for the CapDev ACE 2019! For nomination procedures and self-assessment forms, click on this link:




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