The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) conducted a regional assessment on the performance of the local government unit (LGU) of Dagupan in its implementation of governance areas under the coveted Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) on June 16, 2023.
Mayor Belen Fernandez presented the various programs of the city government to the regional assessment team composed of Local Government Operations Officer (LGOO) VII & Region 1 Division Chief Rhodora Soriano, SGLG Region 1 Focal Person LGOO V Karen Castillo, DILG Provincial Director Virgilio Sison and CLGOO Royolita Rosario.
Also present during the meeting were Dagupan Philippine National Police Chief Police Lieutenant Colonel Brendon Palisoc, PDO III SGLG Focal Person Natacia Dizon, CSO Rep. Bishop Rovell Solleza, department heads and the Manlingkor Ya Kalangweran 2023 Young City Officials.
For three consecutive years, in 2015, 2016 and 2017, Dagupan-LGU was awarded the SGLG during the first term of Mayor Fernandez.
Based on a memorandum circular of DILG Secretary Benjamin Abalos Jr., the SGLG is an institutionalized award and recognition-based program that is committed in bringing people-oriented reforms to enable LGUs to foster a culture of good governance despite challenges in the local government landscape.
“This year, performance measures are further upgraded to also gauge outcome oriented efforts of the LGUs and as the Seal maintains its progressive nature, its response to various concerns in local administration and service delivery remains to be anchored on its thrust of giving distinction and incentivizing good performance,” the Sec. stated.
Under the SGLG, an LGU must pass all governance areas aimed at financial administration and sustainability; disaster preparedness; social protection and sensitivity; health compliance and responsiveness; sustainable education; business-friendliness and competitiveness; safety, peace and order; environmental management; tourism, heritage development, culture and arts; and youth development.
(Dagupan CIO News)