Laoag City Achieves back-to-back SGLG Award

The Laoag City government headed by Mayor Chevylle V. Fariñas has, once again, achieved this year’s quest for the 2017 Seal of Good Local Governence: Pagkilala sa Katapatan at Kahusayan ng Pamahalaang Lokal.

The Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) symbolizes integrity and good performance of a Local Government Unit (LGU). More importantly, the SGLG aligns its parameters to help meet the goals and expectations relative to local governance, thus helping bring about the current Administration’s vision of inclusive growth, high trust society, and a globally competitive economy, following the principles of Malasakit, Pagbabago, at Patuloy na Pag-unlad.

As in the previous year, the Core Areas of Assessment include Financial Administration, Disaster Preparedness, social Protection, and Peace and Order, the last of which was only added for 2017. This year’s new Essential Area, Tourism, Culture and the Arts, is likewise included to measure the LGU efforts along these concerns.

The SGLG is an improved version of the Seal of Good Housekeeping (SGH) introduced in 2011 by the late Secretary Jesse Robredo. Laoag City was a recipient of both the SGH-Bronze Award and the second SGH-Silver Award before it was upgraded to SGLG. An LGU needs to comply with all the three (3) Core Elements of the SGLG – Good Financial Keeping, Disaster Preparedness, and Social Protection – and at least one (1) from the other assessment areas to be able to become an SGLG recipient.

The Awarding Ceremony is tentatively scheduled on November 25, 2017 at the historic Manila Hotel.

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