To sustain the implementation of the Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG), the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)-10 rolls out the orientation on SGLG Field Testing to nine (9) local government units in the region on September 3.

   The activity is part of the Department’s continuous enhancement of the different platforms used in the assessment. With measures to adapt to the new normal, data collection and processing will now make use of the Local Governance Performance Management System (LGPMS) and online Data Capture Form (DCF) facility to ensure immediate data transfer.

    LGUs that underwent the field testing are as follows: Provincial Government of Bukidnon, Mambajao (Camiguin), Kapatagan and Kauswagan (Lanao del Norte), Calamba and Jimenez (Misamis Occidental), and Gingoog City, Maramag and Villanueva (Misamis Oriental).

   The indicators of the SGLG governance areas – Financial Administration and Sustainability, Sustainable Education, Disaster Preparedness, Business-Friendliness and Competitiveness, Environmental Management, Social Protection and Sensitivity, Health Compliance and Responsiveness, Safety, Peace and Order, Tourism, Heritage Development, Culture and the Arts, and Youth Development – were presented and an online demonstration on the use of the system was conducted during the activity.

   Results and observations from the field testing will be used to further improve the LGPMS-SGLG tools.

   SGLG is a recognition-based program that encourages LGUs’ commitment to continuously progress and improve their performance along various governance areas. By incentivizing good performance of the LGUs, it has been instrumental in increasing transparency and accountability, among others.

(DILG 10/LGMED/Arjelu Johanys H. Galpo) (Revised copy/DILG-10/Jia Artajo)