A. Local Institutional Capability
The present organization of the Local Government Unit of Monkayo is a divisional structure with two distinct branches: the Executive and the Legislative Branches.
The Executive Branch is composed of 13 departments and seven units, which are divided into services, divisions and sections. The Municipal Mayor heads the organization, from whom all the executive authority and responsibility originates. The Municipal Administrator is positioned next in the hierarchy in so far as it exercises delegated authority from the mayor. He supervises the operations of line and staff departments, offices and units.
The Vice Mayor presided over the Sangguniang Bayan (SB), which is the policy-making body of the municipality. The SB is composed of the Vice Mayor, the elected regular council members, the president of the municipal chapter of the Liga ng mga Barangay and the Indigenous People Mandatory Representative (IPMR). The Office of the Secretary to the Sanggunian serves as the secretary to the council. It also provides legislative, administrative and secretarial support services to the said body.
As the main policy-making body of the local government, the SB, among others, enacts ordinances, approves resolutions and appropriates fund for the general welfare of the Monkayo residents. It likewise regulates activities related to the use of land, street, sidewalks, bridges, parks and other public places and approves of the construction of the same.
A unique feature of the Sangguniang Bayan in Monkayo is that the councilors have their designated political jurisdiction known as the Councilor’s Area of Responsibility (CAR). This serves as an extension of the Mayor’s Office. It aims to ensure that public services are delivered efficiently, effectively and equitably. In this sense, the lead legislators also perform a policy-implementation function. In addition, the councilors act either as chairpersons, vice chairperson and/or members of regular committees of the local development council. Tables 22 shows the list of the Municipal Officials of Monkayo.
Monkayo has a total of 21 barangays of varying sizes. In terms of population, San Isidro is the smallest with 1,417 inhabitants as of 2015 while Poblacion is the largest with 17,435 persons. In terms of land area, Mt. Diwata is the smallest with 672 hectares while Poblacion is the biggest with 4,992. Table 23 shows the list of Barangay Captains of the municipality.
Municipal Officials of Monkayo
List of Barangay Captains
B. Organizational Structure
The existing organizational set up of some other offices and units specifically in the front line services LGU-Monkayo, Compostela Valley Province is not viable when it comes to the chain of command responsibilities as far as salary grade distribution is concerned. The Department Head is receiving salary grade 24 while the next in rank is receiving salary grade 18 which is not in conformity with the provision to the rule on promotion under item No. 15 of CSC Memorandum Circular No. 3, S. 2001 or the Revised Policies on Merit promotion Plan instruct that no government employee may be promoted or transferred to a position which is more than 3-salary grades from his original position.
In like manner, classification of unit heads is inconsistent in terms of salary grades. Some were receiving salary grade 18, 15, 11 & 9 and no administrative support staff in the plantilla positions.
As of December 2016, the municipal government has 945 employees, staff and volunteers, broken into 12 elective (1.29%), 177 permanent (19.01%), 67 casuals (7.20%), three contract of services (0.32%), 320 job orders (34.37%), 257 Barangay Health Worker (2.79%), 26 Barangay Nutrition Scholar (2.79%), 59 Day Care Worker (6.34%), 19 Agricultural Technicians (2.04%) and five coterminous employee (0.54%). This translates to roughly one employee per 100 persons of the population.
C. Governance and Innovations
Monkayo is also renowned for its governance innovations and best practices, for which it received several provincial, regional and national awards. Both the institutions and its employees received various accolades both from the government and non-government agencies.
Among these awards include Best Solid Waste Management Implementer, Seal of Good Housekeeping, Sandugo Award, Red Orchid Award, Bayani Ka! Award, Gawad Saka Award, Corn Quality Achievers Award and among others.
By these recognition, Monkayo has been tapped by some of the national agencies
D. Financial Management
The local fiscal management of Monkayo is well established and manned by adequately trained personnel under the following major offices, namely: Treasury, Accounting, Budget and Planning. The fiscal management is under the Public Finance Management Team (PFMT) and mentored by the Regional Inter-agency Team composed of oversight national government agencies, namely DBM, DILG, NEDA, and BLGF. The Monkayo PFMT-RIAT partnership started in 2014.
Although the LGU’s fiscal management can be considered good as evidenced by quite a few number of awards and recognition, worth to mention is the DILG’s Seal of Good Housekeeping for good financial housekeeping received for the years 2013 and 2014, among others, its internal control system is relatively weak.
There are some concerns that need to be addressed as well. The absence of stock room (bodega) is required for a more effective inventory control. The positional structure of Municipal Treasurer’s Office needs reorganization to meet the challenges and to efficiently manage the business and real property taxation thru local area networking with the offices of Accountant, Assessor and the Permit and Licensing.
The financial operation of local economic enterprise, which comprised more or less 60% of local revenues