Discipline: Public Administration
The Quality Governance Program (Q-Gov) is the Tarlac State University Center for Local Governance response to a progressive resource management system or tool that a Local Government Unit (LGU) can adopt to reduce if not totally eradicate red tape in the bureaucracy. Through the quality governance program the LGU enables the villages to improve local government administration, professionalize the village staff, overhaul the management of public enterprises, improve the delivery of public services and ultimately, become transparent and accountable. With this program, an LGU is expected to attain good governance by having sustainable and improved delivery of services. Evaluation of the villages was based on perceptible evidences gathered from various sources such as available materials and equipment, documents, photos, actual observations and interviews with village residents and other stakeholders. Every village was evaluated in terms of the availability, appropriateness, and completeness of the research indicators in all areas. Overall, Q-Gov is more than just having a checklist on how the resources are efficiently and effectively managed by the people in authority. It is a trust and a relationship building scheme between people and government.