DAGUPAN CITY – For three years in a row, Dagupan City under the leadership of Mayor Belen T. Fernandez is again in the list of Local Government Units (LGUs) to be conferred of the 2017 Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) awards by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).
This was gleaned from the 2017 SGLG Awardees’ list released by the DILG on November 8 showing that Dagupan City is among the three provinces, eight cities and 57 municipalities in Region 1 that will receive the coveted award.
There are 448 LGUs nationwide that met the 2017 SGLG awards criteria.
DILG City Director Rhoderick Dawis conveyed his congratulatory message to Mayor Fernandez and the people of Dagupan for winning the coveted SGLG award this year.
Dawis obtained the official list of SGLG awardees when he was at the DILG central office in Manila on November 8.
The award means that Dagupan and the rest of the awardees met all the criteria set by the DILG in this year’s selection of winners in the fields of financial administration, disaster preparedness, social protection, peace and order, business-friendliness and competitiveness, environmental management, and tourism, culture and the arts.
Under Mayor Fernandez, Dagupan City has been a recipient of numerous national and regional awards and recognition, including the Seal of Child-Friendly City, National Competitiveness Index, among others.
DILG CITY Director Dawis said the awards ceremony for the 2017 SGLG awardees is set November 25 at the Manila Hotel. (Joseph C. Bacani/CIO/Nov. 8, 2017)