The Regional Assessment Team (RAT) assessed the City of Mabalacat for the Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) on June 19, 2023.
The RAT is composed of DILG Pampanga and its partner Civil Society Organization represented by Pastor Romel Vallejo of Empowering Leaders for Transformation Inc.

During the preliminary activity, Mayor Crisostomo C. Garbo welcomed the team and expressed his hope that the City will once again clinch the prestigious award.

The SGLG will assess the following governance criteria which the LGUs will have to pass all: 1. Financial Administration and Sustainability; 2. Disaster Preparedness; 3. Social Protection and Sensitivity; 4. Health Compliance and Responsiveness; 5. Sustainable Education; 6. Business-Friendliness and Competitiveness; 7. Safety, Peace and Order; 8. Environmental Management; 9. Tourism, Heritage Development, Culture and Arts; and 10. Youth Development

SGLG is an institutionalized award, incentive, honor, and recognition-based program continues to uphold its commitment in bringing about people-oriented reforms that will enable the local government units to foster a culture of good governance amid the challenges in the local government landscape.

In the coming weeks, all LGUs in the province will also undergo the said assessment.