Governor Bong Lacson welcomed today the Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) Regional Assessment Team, led by DILG Antique Provincial Director John Ace Azarcon, who conducted an evaluation and on-site assessment of the Province of Negros Occidental’s performance in various governance areas.
The SGLG is a progressive assessment system that gives distinction to remarkable local government performance across ten governance areas such as Financial Administration, Disaster Preparedness, Social Protection and Sensitivity, Health Compliance and Responsiveness, Sustainable Education, Businesses Friendliness and Competitiveness, Safety, Peace and Order, Environmental Management, Tourism Heritage Development, Culture and Arts, and Youth Development.
The assessment was held at Negros Residences Function Hall in Bacolod City, attended by DILG Negros Occidental Provincial Director Teodora Sumagaysay, Provincial Administrator Atty. Rayfrando Diaz, Capitol department and office heads and employees, and representatives from other government agencies.
Other members of the Regional Assessment Team are SGLG Regional Focal Person Hennesey Gasataya, LGOO V, and CSO Representative Emmanuel Areño of I-Code NGO, Inc.
Gov. Lacson said that the province’s initiatives and achievements through the Abanse Negrense Priority Development Agenda were made possible because of the practice of judicious and strategic allocation of government resources.
“At the end of the day, our goal is to make sure that our efforts, initiatives, and endeavors are able to meet the varied needs of our people and province and are felt by those in dire need thereof in all corners of Negros Occidental,” he said.
The governor also lauded the Capitol offices and employees for their diligence and for working tirelessly to implement policies and initiatives that address the needs of all constituents, particularly the marginalized and vulnerable sectors.
Gov. Lacson also thanked the DILG for fostering a culture of accountability, transparency, and good performance through the SGLG, that aims to make the LGUs relevant and responsive to the needs and demands of time.* #AbanseNegrense