The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Bataan is determined on maintaining the SGLG passers next year and is keen on adding more local government units (LGUs) in the province passing the Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) for the year 2023.
This was echoed at the SGLG Utilization Conference, co-organized by the DILG Bataan Provincial Office and the Provincial Government of Bataan attended by local chief executives, LGU officials, department heads and functionaries at the Orion MDRRMO Building on November 16, 2022.
The activity updated the local officials on their respective LGU ratings on the recent SGLG assessment and addressed the identified gaps and areas for improvement in various areas of governance.
"We congratulate all our passers and as we conduct this province-wide exit conference, we hope that we get more SGLG LGU passers in future assessments", PD Belina T. Herman said.
Gov. Joet Garcia likewise emphasized the significance of the SGLG, "More than the award, SGLG is a validation of our efforts and excellent performance of public officials to our respective LGUs."
"I challenge all our LGU functionaries that our province will be aiming for a 100% LGU passing rate next year and in the years to come", Gov. Garcia added.
Bataan was the highest in Region III in terms of percentage of SGLG awardees (no. of awardees / no. of LGUs per Province) this year and aims to replicate the coveted feat next year. 10 LGUs namely PG Bataan, City of Balanga, Bagac, Dinalupihan, Hermosa, Morong, Orani, Orion, Pilar and Samal were the recipient of the 2022 SGLG.
SGLG provincial focal person LGOO VI Cristy Blanco thoroughly discussed to the 13 LGUs of Bataan the focus areas on various indicators, observations, issues and developments of the SGLG.
Program Manager Allan Don Malonzo likewise discussed the SGLG for Barangays while CDS Johnny Mandocdoc presented the details of the SGLG Incentive Fund. Also in attendance were Orion Mayor and LMP Bataan Chapter President Antonio Raymundo Jr., DILG Cluster Team Leader Yvette Cosio and the DILG field officers of Bataan.
The SGLG is the highest recognition and the most prestigious award given by the DILG to excellent and performing LGUs in the delivery of public service through compliance with pertinent national laws and guidelines.