DILG awards SGLG to Lingayen
The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), through Secretary Eduardo M. Año, conferred the Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) award to the local government unit (LGU) of Lingayen, among other LGU-awardees in the country.
On November 4, 2019, Mayor Leopoldo N. Bataoil, accompanied by Vice Mayor Judy Vargas and Municipal Interior and Local Government Officer Marilyn Dela Cruz, personally received the SGLG trophy during the awarding ceremony held at the Fiesta Pavilion, The Manila Hotel, Manila.
Having gained such award, the local chief executive vowed to work better not only to gain honors for the municipality, but to achieve genuine progress which is felt by the people.
Meanwhile, Bataoil disclosed his plan to hold a simple thanksgiving program on Monday (Nov. 11) to acknowledge the efforts of all the LGU employees in pursuing the goals of the administration and in making it possible for the town to bag the SGLG marker.
The SGLG is an award, incentive, honor and recognition-based program for all LGUs, aimed at further motivating LGUs to continuously work towards progress and improve their performance and commitment.
According to the DILG data, Lingayen was among the 21 municipalities and two cities in the province of Pangasinan which bagged the SGLG citation. Joining the capital town are the include the cities of San Carlos and Alaminos, and the municipalities of Aguilar, Alcala, Anda, Asingan, Balungao, Basista, Bayambang, Bugallon, Calasiao, Infanta, Malasiqui, Mangaldan, Mangatarem, Natividad, Rosales, San Manuel, San Quintin, Sta. Maria, Tayug and Urbiztondo.
Further, Pangasinan, in the provinces category, has also passed anew the SGLG standards.
The SGLG awardees are those which passed the seven (7) governance areas as required by the DILG, namely: Financial Administration; Disaster Preparedness; Social Protection; Peace and Order; Business Friendliness and Competitiveness; Environmental Protection; and Tourism Culture and the Arts.
Apart from the SGLG marker, Lingayen, as other awardees, is set to receive P2.5 million Performance Challenge Fund (PCF) to finance local development initiatives.
Last year, Lingayen was also among the 24 LGUs in the province that received the SGLG. (MIO)