Islands of Good Governance2019-02-08T19:24:06+08:00

Islands of Good Governance

In line with the long-term goal of setting ever higher standards for public governance in the country, the Islands of Good Governance (IGG) recognizes public sector institutions based on the following criteria:

which refers to the institution-wide use of effective governance mechanisms to consistently achieve breakthroughs

which shows how institution-wide reforms have led to the improvement of lives through better public service delivery or new economic growth initiatives

These are independently verified by global experts through audit and public revalida.

IGG is the official recognition program for milestone achievements in the use of PGS. It honors public sector institutions as exemplars of reform and beacons of hope, lighting the way for many others to follow.

Its launch in 2015 led to further recognition in the Philippines-hosted Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meetings, where the transformation stories of 12 inaugural awardees were presented before international government, business, and media leaders.


 Armed Forces of the Philippines Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas
Human assistance and disaster response Increased financial inclusivity
 Philippine Army City Government of Balanga
Building trust through personal governance Innovation and a strong learning environment
Philippine Navy City Government of Butuan
Improving naval territory defense Environmental protection and sustainability
Department of Trade and Industry City Government of Dipolog
Competitiveness and ease of doing business Promoting health through outdoor sports
Government Service Insurance System City Government of Mandaue
Public sector pension reform Building local public-private partnerships
National Electrification Administration City Government of Talisay
Providing electrical services for rural areas Building retirement friendly communities
Philippine Heart Center Accountancy Profession
Improved specialized cardiovascular care Improved business environments