DILG conducts good governance validation on provincial government

Virac, Catanduanes (PIA) – A team from the Bureau of Local Governance Supervision of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) visited the provincial government of Catanduanes on September 26, 2023 as part of the national validation for the Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG).

The SGLG is a progressive assessment system that gives distinction to remarkable local government performance across several areas, highlights integrity and good performance to institutionalize local governance reforms in the continuing pursuit for meaningful local autonomy and development.

A local government unit (LGU) must pass all 10 governance areas: 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.

OIC Assistant Division Chief of DILG Local Government Relations Division Allysa Marie Briones-Mendoza and Local Government Operations Officer Vengie Panlilio made a courtesy visit to Governor Joseph C. Cua prior to the conducted of validation of documents and facilities that are part of assessment criteria for the Seal.

In his message, Cua expressed his hopes that Catanduanes will be able to receive the award again this year. The island province last received the award in 2018.

The validation team conducted interview to concerned department and division heads regarding policies, programs, and activities of the provincial government.

Results from the validation assessments are expected to be released next October. (PIA5/Catanduanes)

PIA5/Catanduanes: Validation team from Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) pays courtesy visit to Governor Joseph C. Cua
on September 26, 2023 at the Governor’s Office. (EABagadiong)

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