Bacolod qual­i­fies for na­tional SGLG award

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THE Depart­ment of the In­te­rior and Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment (DILG) has short­listed the City of Bacolod as “one of the po­ten­tial passers of the 2019 Seal of Good Lo­cal Gov­er­nance (SGLG)” na­tional award.

DILG re­gional di­rec­tor Ariel Igle­sia has for­mally in­formed Bacolod Mayor Eve­lio Leonar­dia of the said de­vel­op­ment in a let­ter dated Au­gust 7.

In line with this, the DILG sent a team of na­tional val­ida­tors to­day [Au­gust 29] to con­duct a val­i­da­tion such as on­site visit, doc­u­men­tary re­view, and in­ter­view.

Leonar­dia, in wel­com­ing the eval­u­a­tors, said in his speech, “I have seen how lo­cal gov­er­nance has in­no­vated and evolved through the years.”

“I may not be the best mayor but I have the best gov­ern­ment em­ploy­ees,” the mayor stressed.

The SGLG in­di­ca­tors in­clude: Fi­nan­cial Ad­min­is­tra­tion; Dis­as­ter Pre­pared­ness; So­cial Pro­tec­tion; Peace and Order; Business Friend­li­ness and Com­pet­i­tive­ness; En­vi­ron­men­tal Man­age­ment; and Tourism, Cul­ture and the Arts.

The val­i­dat­ing team was com­posed of Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Op­er­a­tions Of­fi­cer V Reina Zin­nia Bardil­lon, Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Op­er­a­tions Of­fi­cer II Car­lyn Ni­cal, both of Dil­gre­gion 8, and Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Op­er­a­tions Of­fi­cer V Meryl Baraquia of Dil­gre­gion 6, who is also the re­gional SGLG fo­cal per­son.

They eval­u­ated doc­u­ments, in­spected the fa­cil­i­ties at the Bacolod City Gov­ern­ment Cen­ter, and ob­served the work­ing sys­tem at the City Hall.

Dilg-bacolod di­rec­tor Ma. Joy Mared­ith Ma­dayag was also present dur­ing the val­i­da­tion.

Join­ing the mayor in wel­com­ing the na­tional val­ida­tors were Coun­cilors Renecito Novero, Al Vic­tor Espino, Is­rael Salanga, and Bar­tolome Orola, City Ad­min­is­tra­tor John Orola, ex­ec­u­tive as­sis­tants, depart­ment and of­fice heads, and per­son­nel.

The Seal of Good Lo­cal Gov­er­nance is an award, in­cen­tive, honor and recog­ni­tion-based pro­gram for all lo­cal gov­ern­ment units (LGUS) in the coun­try. It aims to strengthen com­mit­ment of LGUS to­ward im­prov­ing their per­for­mance in var­i­ous ar­eas of gov­er­nance.

The award was in­sti­tu­tion­al­ized by Repub­lic Act No. 11292 or the Seal of Good Lo­cal Gov­er­nance Act of 2019.

CITY PIO

THE team of SGLG (Seal of Good Lo­cal Gov­er­nance) na­tional val­ida­tors with Mayor Eve­lio Leonar­dia and other city of­fi­cials and City Hall depart­ment and of­fice heads and per­son­nel at the Bacolod City Gov­ern­ment Cen­ter, Au­gust 29.

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