The Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) National Validation Team from DILG Region V conducted rounds of validation on the thirteen (13) CY 2023 SGLG potential passers in the province, namely: Provincial Government of Nueva Ecija, City of San Jose, and Municipalities of Bongabon, Cabiao, Cuyapo, Gabaldon, Gen Tinio, Llanera, Nampicuan, Rizal, San Antonio, San Leonardo, and Talavera.

 For the past three days, September 19–21, the said LGUs went through rigid validation to vie for the most coveted award this year.

The potential passers were assessed and validated based on the following ten (10) governance areas, to wit: Financial Administration; 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 the Arts; and Youth Development
The assessment included on-site validation/inspection of LGU facilities and infrastructure, interviews, and documentary review.

The validation team was composed of Assistant Regional Director Jhoaden G. Lucero, Assistant LGMED Chief Amaline R. Colina, Provincial Director Julius Rodel L. Cal-Ortiz (Camarines Sur), Provincial Director Arnel Renato L. Madrideo (Sorsogon), Cluster Head Shielamie B. Villa (Camarines Sur), Assistant SGLG Regional Focal Person Ma. Victoria G. Rañeses, SGLG Provincial Focal Person Theza Rose N. Ramos (Albay), and SGLG Provincial Focal Person Kristine Camposano (Sorsogon).

DILG Nueva Ecija Provincial Director Atty. Ofelio A. Tactac, Jr, together with the Cluster Team Leaders, respective CMLGOOs, and Provincial Office staff, were also present during the activity to assist the validators.

The National Validation is one of the phases in the implementation of the SGLG. Since its inception, the SGLG has become a symbol of excellence in local governance by championing transparency, accountability, and effective delivery of public service.