The Regional Validating Team of the 2022 Search for Excellence in Local Governance (EXCELL) Awards of the Dept. of Interior and Local Government conducted an onsite validation in the province on Friday, November 18, 2022, after Negros Occidental was shortlisted in the top three provinces vying for the regional award.
EXCELL Awards recognizes LGUs for their best practices in Administrative Governance, Social Governance, Economic Governance, Environmental Governance, Local Legislation, and Public Safety, Peace and Order.
The Regional Awards Committee and evaluators were welcomed by Governor Bong Lacson, Provincial Administrator Atty. Rayfrando Diaz, and DILG Provincial Director Teodora Sumagaysay.
Gov. Lacson thanked the Provincial and Regional DILG for their consistent help and guidance for the province to meet the parameters of good governance.
“The Provincial Government of Negros Occidental, despite the drawbacks, sought tirelessly the necessary transformations, desired innovations, improved coordination, planning and implementation of programs according to law and our development agenda,” he said.