LGU-Mabini awarded DILG-SGLG for 2015
After the successful run of the Seal of Good Housekeeping (SGH), the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) launches the Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) or Pagkilala sa Katapatan at Kahusayan ng Pamahalaang Lokal today (January 15, 2014) during the Good Governance Summit at the PICC in Manila.
Secretary of the Interior and Local Governance Mar Roxas said the SGLG, which originated from the SGH program in 2010, is introduced to provide greater challenge to our local governments to continue good governance practices while providing better services.
SGLG’s predecessor, the Seal of Good Housekeeping, only measured the levels of compliance to the Department’s Full Disclosure Policy, particularly in the areas of budget, revenues and procurement, among others, having no adverse COA findings, as well as meeting the requirements of Anti-Red Tape Act.
With the introduction of the SGLG, Roxas said the DILG aims for a condition where LGUs do not only sustain the practice of accountability and transparency (Good Financial Housekeeping), but are also able to prepare for the challenges posed by disasters (Disaster Preparedness), and are sensitive to the needs of vulnerable and marginalized sectors of the society (Social Protection),” he said.
Moreover, the SGLG also drives LGUs to encourage investment and employment (Business-Friendliness and Competitiveness); protect the constituents from threats to life and security (Peace and Order); and safeguard the integrity of the environment (Environmental Management), he said.
For an LGU to become an SGLG recipient, an LGU needs to pass all the three core assessment areas—Good Financial Housekeeping, Social Protection and DisasterPreparedness, and at least one from the essential assessment areas—Business-Friendliness and Competitiveness, Peace & Order or Environmental Management.