After series of field visits, meetings, and discussions, the 2016 Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) Assessment reached its close during the Final Regional Calibration of results on June 7 at the City of San Fernando, Pampanga which was attended by the members of the 2016 SGLG Regional and sub-Regional assessment team.

The assessment team is composed of DILG Regional and Field Offices personnel as well as members of select Civil Society Organizations.

During the activity, the assessment team reviewed if all the necessary requirements for the LGUs were submitted and if recommendations from the previous regional calibration were followed.

The results of the assessment were then uploaded to the Google Drive and the Local Governance Performance Management System (LGPMS) Website.

The LGPMS-SGLG are core components of the Performance Oversight, Incentives, Recognition and Awards program of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) for LGUs. The LGPMS serves as the performance oversight tool while the SGLG is the tool used for recognizing good governance.

In SGLG, 6 areas of good governance are assessed: a) good financial housekeeping, b) disaster preparedness, c) social protection, d) business-friendliness and competitiveness, e) peace and order, and f) environmental management.

Upon National Validation, LGUs which are found to perform well in these areas are recognized. Awardees are conferred with the Seal of Good Local Governance and are entitled to incentives such as the Performance Challenge Fund (PCF). For provinces, the PCF amounts to Php7M, for cities, the amount is Php5M and for municipalities, the PCF is equivalent to Php3M.