SOME 263 local government units (LGUs) were awarded the 2018 Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG), the most challenging standard set by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).
“Congratulations to the 2018 awardees for besting the ‘all-in’ assessment criteria of SGLG. This is a testimony that LGUs are continuously striving to improve the quality of service to the people,” said Interior and Local Government OIC-Secretary Eduardo M. Año.
Out of 1,682 LGUs assessed by the DILG, the awardees -- composed of 17 provinces, 39 cities, and 207 municipalities -- met the “all-in” performance indicators of the seven governance areas: Financial administration; disaster preparedness; social protection; peace and order; business-friendliness and competitiveness; environmental management; and tourism, culture and the arts.
“For the past years, the number of awardees have grown even with SGLG’s parameter upgrades. Understandably, the awardees decreased this year with the scaled-up assessment criteria,” Año added.
Año said 35 LGUs have consistently bagged the award since it started in 2015 -- Iloilo province, Mandaluyong City, Kapatagan municipality (in Lanao del Norte) -- to name a few.