Tacloban City gets DILG Seal of Good Local Governance
TACLOBAN CITY — A plaque of the 2015 Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) was unveiled by Mayor Cristina G. Romualdez together with Department Heads, City Government employees and City Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) officials led by Director Atty. Darwin Bibar.
The SGLG conferred to the City Government recognized the compliance of the local government to the 7 Essential Areas of local Governance for good local governance set by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), namely Financial administration, Disaster Preparedness, Social Protection, Business Friendliness and Competitiveness, Environmental Management, and Peace and Order.
Coinciding with the unveiling, a citation from the DILG was presented to the City Government for having passed one of the core assessment areas of the SGLG for 2016 which is Peace and Order.
“I Congratulate all the department heads and all those who contributed so we could get this citation,” said Mayor Romualdez.
She exhorted City Government employees to work for the 2017 SGLG, while ensuring the delivery of services for Taclobanons.
She expressed optimism that the city government will get the seal for 2017 and avail of the incentives under the program.
Incentives available to LGUs which meet the minimum criteria of the Seal, include the Performance Challenge Fund and access to other national performance-based programs.
Recently a mock assessment which covered the period February 27 to March 3 was initiated by the CLGOO in coordination with the City Government to prepare City Government Offices for the forthcoming SGLG Regional Assessment this March.
The SGLG award or the “Pagkilala sa Katapatan at Kahusayan ng Pamahalaang Lokal”is given by DILG to deserving cities and municipalities that qualify in its 7 Essential Areas.
Started by the late Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo in 2010, the award aims to recognize the LGUs in their proper practice of transparency and diligence in compliance with the Anti-Red Tape Act. – HENRY JAMES G. ROCA/CIO