Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Surigao del Sur acknowledged on Monday, July 22, 2013 Lanuza being the first of all municipalities in the province to formulate the Executive-Legislative Agenada (ELA) 2014-2016.
“This [Lanuza being the first to craft the ELA 2014-2016] is due to the eagerness of Mayor Salvacion Azarcon who persistently requested me to facilitate the formulation as soon as possible”, said LGOO VI Joseph Porgatorio. “Such zeal clearly manifests how dynamic and open Lanuza is to embrace development”, he added.
Porgatorio, together with LGOO V Ernie Gultiano, facilitated the workshop which was participated by various stakeholders from the different sectors of the community – the local officials and functionaries, the punong barangays, the academe, and the different civil society organizations.
The ELA serves as a “powerful vehicle for effective local governance”. It is an integrated plan that contains the major development thrusts and priorities of both the executive and legislative branches towards a common vision for the Municipality.