The City Government of Puerto Princesa is among 61 cities nationwide to be awarded with 2017 Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG).
This is the second time Puerto Princesa City will be conferred with the coveted seal. The local government of Puerto Princesa joins the SGLG awardee towns of Brooke’s Point, Narra and Sofronio Española.
As an SGLG awardee, the city government has met all of the following “core areas” of the program including financial administration, disaster preparedness, social protection, peace and order.
On top of the core areas, SGLG awardees have also passed at least one of the “essential areas,” namely business friendliness and competitiveness, environmental management, and tourism, culture and the arts.
The SGLG covers 81 provinces, 145 cities and 1,489 municipalities, which were evaluated regionally and nationally.
For 2017, 448 local government units (LGU) clinched the seal, a bit higher than 2016’s 308.
“This is a very good indication of the improving governance in LGUs and it means better service to people in communities,” Acting DILG Chief Catalino Cuy said in a statement on Sunday, November 12.
According to the City DILG, the formal awarding ceremony will be done in Manila on Nov. 24.