THE Provincial Government of Tarlac underwent the national level of validation for the 2022 Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG).
SGLG is DILG’s most prestigious award given to a Local Government Units (LGUs) that exhibited exemplary and innovative local governance practices. Now on its third run, it aims to inculcate good local governance among LGUs and give recognition for those which consistently strive to upscale services extended to their constituents.
Representatives from the DILG Central Office-Bureau of Local Government Supervision (BLGS) led the conduct of the SGLG national validation held on August 23. The national validators were accompanied by DILG-Provincial Director Armi Bactad.
The SGLG national validation is conducted in LGUs that have passed the regional level of validation or deemed as ‘potential passers’ of the Seal. Data from the regional level of validation collected through the SGLG data capture forms (DCF) undergo another level of reevaluation in the national level.
The national validation team visited the Provincial Capitol, Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office and Operation Center and the Provincial Evacuation Center.
Governor Susan Yap, in her message read by Board Member Romeo Evangelista Jr., she acknowledged the presence of the validators.
“I would like to thank all national validators together with the DILG family in general for guiding the province throughout the process and ensuring that we push everybody to be at its best recognizing our honest public service that gives recognition to performance, accountability, transparency and people’s participation,” the governor said.
Gov. Yap likewise said that the province wants to be part of the SGLG provincial awardees this year.
“We have to secure our government processes and public service in its highest efficiency, courtesy, and fast service delivery. All of you present here has a significant role in enabling expansion of harmonious cooperation towards our success and development to collaborate for Tarlac to be SGLG—Passer for 2022,” Gov. Yap said in her message.
Results of the national validation will be presented to the National Quality Committee for vetting, prior to its endorsement to the DILG Secretary and Undersecretary for Local Government for its conferment.
Tarlac province has won the SGLG award in 2015 and 2016 under then Governor Victor Yap and 2018 and 2019 under Gov. Yap.