NEGROS Occidental Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson discussed with the Capitol department heads about some shortcomings which led to the province’s not getting the Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) this year.
According to Lacson, the reason why the province did not get the SGLG award was because it did not reach the minimum 10 percent criteria of towns and cities getting the award.
Lacson pointed out, a province can only qualify for the award if there are not less than four local government units who also get the SGLG award.
The governor identified the cities of San Carlos, Silay, and Victorias as the only local government units in the province who got the award, aside Bacolod City.
The seal is an incentive program by the DILG that recognizes and rewards local government units for “excellent service and high standards of governance.”
Within the Western Visayas, Aklan was the only province awarded.
Recognition for the seal is divided into nine core areas, including disaster preparedness, social protection, peace and order, business-friendliness and competitiveness, environmental protection, tourism, culture and the arts, health, and education; and provinces, municipalities and cities, and barangays are eligible to receive the distinction. (TDE)