Tacloban City hurdles the 2019 Nat’l SGLG Validation
TACLOBAN CITY (CIO) — The National Validation for the 2019 Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) kicked off and the City Government of Tacloban was among of those that were assessed by the evaluators from Region II on Tuesday, August 13.
City Mayor Alfred S. Romualdez, in his speech, welcomed the SGLG evaluators from Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Region II, namely: Maybelle E. Anog and Elsbeth T. Maralli at Tacloban City Training Center where a “tabletop validation” was held.
Also, it was followed by an onsite inspection and utilization conference with local functionaries and heads of offices.
The local government was evaluated in terms of Financial Administration, Disaster Preparedness, Social Protection, Peace and Order; Business Friendliness and Competitiveness, Environmental Management and Tourism, Culture and the Arts.
“We have focused indicators to look into. We will be focusing 75 to 80 percent on Disaster Preparedness and the rest of the percentage will come from the different areas of assessment,” said Anog.
Meanwhile, the said SGLG adopts a progressive assessment system to give distinction to remarkable local government performance. Also, it symbolizes integrity and good performance of the local government through continuing governance reform and sustained local development.
On that note, Tacloban City, being a three-time recipient of the “seal” hopes to ace the 2019 SGLG as it earnestly prepared for the assessment early this year.
Present during the validation was DILG City Director Atty. Darwin Bibar and other concerned department heads.-CBM/CIO
Photos: K.E Napala/CIO