The Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) National Validation Team from Region XII has started rounds of validation assessments for the nine (9) SGLG potential passers in the province of Bataan.

 The DILG Bataan SGLG Team headed by PD Belina T. Herman, assisted the two teams to conduct validations in the Provincial Government of Bataan, City of Balanga and in the municipalities of Pilar and Orion on August 30, 2022.
Vying for its fifth straight Seal, PG Bataan's national validation was assessed by DILG Region XII headed by Regional Director Josephine Cabrido-Leysa and ARD Lailyn Ortiz.

Gov. Joet Garcia, Vice Gov Cris Garcia, provincial board members, department heads along with focal persons of PG Bataan's programs and projects attended the assessment session which was held through interviews and document review. On-site inspections of structures and facilities in various areas in the Province were also conducted.

There are nine LGUs in the province that qualified for the SGLG national validation, as the said assessment will run in Bataan from August 31 to September 1, 2022.

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 to pertinent national laws and guidelines.
Republic Act No. 11292 has also institutionalized the SGLG to recognize the outstanding performance of LGUs particularly in the 10 governance assessment areas.