The Provincial Government of Negros Occidental underwent national validation for the 2023 Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) conducted by the Department of the Interior and Local Government, this afternoon.
Gov. Bong Lacson, Provincial Administrator Atty. Rayfrando Diaz, Capitol department and office heads, and employees welcomed the validation team at the Negros Residences in Bacolod City, where the team conducted interviews and reviewed important documents; the team also conducted site visits as part of the validation.
DILG Negros Occ. Director Teodora Sumagaysay introduced the National Assessment Team headed by DILG Region III Director Anthony Nuyda.
The SGLG Awards, under Republic Act No. 11292, is the highest recognition and the most prestigious award given by the DILG to excellent and performing LGUs, which are compliant with pertinent national laws and guidelines and excel in indicators such as Financial Administration and Sustainability; Social Protection and Sensitivity; Health Compliance and Responsiveness; Safety, Peace and Order; Sustainable Education; Disaster Preparedness; Environmental Management; Business-friendliness and Competitiveness; Tourism, Heritage Development, Culture and Arts; and Youth Development.
Gov. Lacson said that the SGLG represents more than an award and a distinction and serves as a testament to the province’s unwavering commitment to delivering outstanding public service through fostering transparency, upholding accountability, and embracing the principles of good governance.
“Ultimately, our objective is to ensure that our efforts, initiatives, and undertakings effectively address the diverse needs of our people and the province,” he said.*#AbanseNegrense