SGLG conferred to Samar LGU, Calbayog City
The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) conferred the province of Samar and the City of Calbayog the Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) in ceremonies held at the Sofitel Hotel, Pasay City recently, according to DILG Provincial Director Judy Batulan.
In her social media post, Samar Governor Sharee Ann Tan commended all department heads and employees of the Provincial Government of Samar for doing a good job.
DILG in its culminating program of the 25th anniversary of the Local Government Code held the conferment rites.
“Passing the test of good governance means having complied with all the requirements of three core areas – financial administration, disaster preparedness and social protection, and any one of the essential criteria – business-friendliness and competitiveness, peace and order, and environmental management,” said Batulan.
Calbayog City Mayor Ronald Aquino was the sole city local chief executive awardee in the region.
To be a recipient of Seal of Good Local Governance, an LGU needs to pass certain requirements like improvements on performance, accountability, transparency, and participation.
These requirements encompass three core assessment areas: Good Financial Housekeeping, Social Protection and Disaster Preparedness, and at least one from the essential assessment areas namely Business-Friendliness and Competitiveness, Peace and Order, or Environmental Management.
Also recognized during the ceremonies were the top Lupong Tagapamayapa in the country.
Barangay Hingatungan in Silago, Southern Leyte was declared the best Lupon among 4th-6th class municipalities.
Aside from Samar, the provinces of Biliran, Eastern Samar and Leyte in the region also got the SGLG recognition.
LGUs that meet the minimum criteria will not only be conferred with the SGLG but will also be entitled to a package of incentives, such as the Performance Challenge Fund and access to other national performance-based programs. (Nimfa Quirante/PIA Samar)