Province prepares for SGLG
The provincial government headed by Governor Carlos M. Padilla convened with focal persons on July 25 at the NV Pasalubong Center conference room as the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) is now gearing up for the search for the 2019 Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG). SGLG is awarded to LGUs in response to the clamor of the people for integrity and performance in public service.
With some preparatory works already in place, the Governor urged everyone to work hand in hand and step up their performance to be able to bag the seal. Provincial Administrator Maybelle D. Sevillena presented the action plan of the province to look into what the province lacked in the past and what to improve.
The DILG has refined and upgraded last year’s “All-in” requirements. This means that local government units (LGU) will have to work harder and push for greater innovation. LGUs will be assessed based on the following indicators: Financial Administration; Disaster Preparedness; Social Protection; Peace and Order; Business Friendliness and Competitiveness; Environmental Management; and Tourism, Culture and the Arts.
“I hope this time we will make it. While we are worried that we were not yet able to make it, I just want you to know that out of all the 81 provinces, only 17 had passed the SGLG. I believe that we are all inspired, that inspite of the odds, we were able to face all the challenges,” Padilla said.
263 LGUs passed last year’s SGLG, a lower number compared to the 448 in 2017. Recipients of this year’s SGLG from 81 provinces, 145 cities and 1,489 municipalities will be conferred with the SGLG marker; eligibility to the Performance Challenge Fund (PCF) to finance their local development initiatives; and an access to other programs and capacity development assistance from the DILG. #bg