The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) confers the Local Government Leadership Award (LGLA) to outstanding public officials and role models in governance. In Bohol, only the following were honored with this prestigious award:
Erico B. Aumentado, Outstanding Governor
Dan Neri Lim, Outstanding City Mayor
Dr. Cesar Tomas M. Lopez (Loon), Outstanding Municipal Mayor (He is now senior member of the Bohol Provincial Board)
We have quite a lot of outstanding mayor awardees, but the awards were conferred by sociocivic associations (kuno) that require the awardees to pay for their own copies of the souvenir program, dinner (usually good for two) and citation plaques. Yes, friends, daghan ga negosyo og mga awards. Pangutana ra gud mos mga mayor.