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The team of Region I Evaluators conducted the Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) assessment for the Municipality of Lingayen today, June 5, 2023.
The team is composed of Mr. Roger P. Daguioag, the Local Government Operations Officer-Cluster Leader VII with his members, Ms. Ma. Beverly Ines-Baquiran, Local Government Operations Officer III, and Bishop Ricardo Flores from the National Chaplains of the Philippines and also a representative from the Civil Society Organization (CSO).
According to the team leader of the regional assessment team (RAT), Mr. Daguioag, the evaluation focuses on the ten (10) areas of governance based on the criteria given by the National Government. These are as follows: (1)financial administration and sustainability, (2)disaster preparedness, (3)social protection and sensitivity, (4)health compliance and responsiveness, (5)sustainable education, (6)business-friendliness and competitiveness, (7)safety, peace and order, ( 8 ) environmental management, (9)tourism, heritage development, culture and arts, and (10)youth development.
The RAT emphasized that the success of Lingayen is in the hands of the department heads, concerned offices, and its officials. He added that their job is to evaluate and know the areas that need improvement but they are also willing to assist and help LGU Lingayen in every way possible.
The assessment includes onsite ocular inspection of the various areas, like the Crisis Intervention Center, Municipal Social Welfare Development Office (MSWDO), the Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (MDRRMO) and its sub-stations in Barangay Dulag and along Lingayen Baywalk, the Lingayen Evacuation Center, Barangay Basing Evacuation Center, Senior Citizens’ Office, General Services Office (GSO), Material Recovery Facility (MRF) in Barangay Quibaol, Rural Health Units, the Tourism Center, and other concerned Municipal Offices.
Afterwards, a table validation was conducted, where documents were hand over to the team where the department managers, local officials and focal persons were also interviewed. This is to elucidate various matters and ensure the authenticity of the documents presented.
Mayor Bataoil also showed the evaluators the different projects done throughout the year and the future plans of the municipality for the coming years that will surely benefit the citizens of Lingayen. He is certain that LGU Lingayen upholds good governance and has complied with all the necessary documents with high hopes that Lingayen will once again achieve the coveted SGLG award.
SGLG or Republic Act No. 11292, is an award and recognition given by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) to the Local Government Units (LGU) that exemplifies commitment and integrity in pursuit of giving good performances for the welfare of the constituents in their localities. (MIO/JMMangapot/MVR)
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