The DILG in Central Visayas is now gearing up for the search for the 2019 Seal of Good Local Governance awardees draws nearer, with some preparatory works already in place.
This, as DILG 7 Director Leocadio Trovela urged the field officers and local government to work hand in hand and step up in their performance to be able to bag the seal.
As part of the preparation, he convened on April 3 the provincial and city directors, SGLG provincial and highly urbanized cities focal persons, disaster risk reduction management focal persons, cluster heads, and the members of the sub-regional assessment team to prep them for the 2019 Seal of Good Local Governance’s assessment.
Also in attendance was Dr. Ronald Payao of Cebu Institute of Technology University, one of the local resource institute partners in the region.
The SGLG focal persons oriented the attendees on the changes and retention in the 2018 SGLG indicators as well as some upgrades to be used in the 2019 SGLG criteria.
Director Trovela in his message noted that the number of SGLG awardees in the region significantly dropped last year, with only three LGUs bagging the award– Sogod and San Remigio in Cebu and Loboc town in Bohol.
In 2017, the region had 12 awardees. The provinces of Bohol, Cebu, and Siquijor made it into the provincial category while the cities of Naga and Tagbilaran were winners in the city category. For the town category, Samboan, Sogod, and Tudela in Cebu as well as the towns of Alicia, Bien Unido, Duero, and Tubigon in Bohol got the seal.
With this, Trovela hoped that this year, more LGUs in Central Visayas would be conferred with the most coveted SGLG award.
To be able to get the seal, LGUs will be assessed based on the following indicators:? (1) Financial Administration, (2) Disaster Preparedness, (3) Social Protection, (4) Peace and Order, (5) Business Friendliness and Competitiveness, (6) Environmental Management, and (7) Tourism, Culture and the Arts.