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The Municipality of San Felipe has been conferred with the 2016 Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) award by the DILG during the SGLG National Conferment Ceremony held on October 27, 2016 at Sofitel, Philippine Plaza, Manila. The ceremony was graced by Senator Sonny Angara, Senator Loren Legarda and distinguished DILG officials led by SILG Ismael “Mike” D. Sueno, USEC Austere A. Panadero and delegates from the three hundred six (306) Local Government Units (LGUs) nationwide who passed the much coveted seal of good local governance.
Municipal Mayor Atty. Carolyn S. Farinas together with DILG R3 RD Florida M. Dijan, ARD Araceli A. San Jose, PD Armi V. Bactad and LGOO VI Deborah A. Mangayan accepted the SGLG glass marker in recognition of the municipality’s remarkable performance.
The SGLG conferment ceremony is part of the culminating activity of the 25th anniversary of the Local Government Code wherein SILG Mike D. Sueno in his message encouraged all the awardees to continuously raise their standard in public service. He also said that local officials should not relax nor be complacent after receiving the seal, instead they should strengthen their engagement and interaction with other sectors in improving their service and systems in order to make this nation greater than before. SILG Sueno also expressed his appreciation to the National and Regional Assessment Teams, Civil Society Organizations as well as the MLGOOs who patiently participated on the tedious process of assessing and measuring compliance of the LGUs. He also reported that despite of the upscaled SGLG indicators, there is a remarkable increase of 20% in LGU passers from 254 to 306 from 2015 to 2016.
The SGLG also known as “Pagkilala sa Katapatan at Kahusayan Ng Pamahalaang Lokal,” is awarded to LGUs who achieved exemplary performance in the delivery of basic services to their constituents.