The City Government of Angeles went through the evaluation of the Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) National Validation Team on September 26.

 LGOO V Hennesey Gasataya and LGOO V Jun Christian Guardialao, NVT Evaluators from DILG-Region 6 assessed the performance of the City Government in the different areas of local governance.

DILG AC OIC-Director Yvette R. Cosio congratulated the city department heads and functionaries for making it to the final stage of SGLG Validation. "We are hoping that Angeles City will get the Seal of Good Local Governance," said OIC-CD Cosio. "We invested so much effort and time to make this happen. The DILG-AC is proud of the Angeles City Government for making it to the (SGLG) National Validation with the hope of finally getting a hold of the Seal."

After the national validation, the Council for Good Local Governance shall affirm the Local Government Units that will be conferred with the SGLG.

The Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG or Seal) as an institutionalized award, incentive, honor, and recognition-based program continues to uphold its commitment in bringing about inclusive and 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.

With the success of the first year of implementation of Republic Act No. 11292 or the SGLG Act, the Seal carries on with the "All-in" assessment approach, where an LGU must pass all ten (10) governance areas: Financial Administration and Sustainability; Disaster Preparedness; Social Protection and Sensitivity; Health Compliance and Responsiveness; Sustainable Education; Business-Friendliness and Competitiveness; Safety, Peace and Order; Environmental Management; Tourism, Heritage Development, Culture and Arts; and Youth Development.

Angeles City Mayor Carmelo Lazatin Jr. expressed his gratitude towards his concerned city officials and staff for their commitment to ensuring that Angeles City qualifies to receive the said award from the DILG.