For two days SGLG evaluators of Region 10 came to Lanao del Norte and meet the Heads of Offices and Departments of the Provincial Government together with Governor Imelda Quibranza-Dimaporo inside the Governor’s Conference Room.
The Regional Assessment Team is composed of Mr. Jonathan Castillo of the Tinabangay sa Panguma Alayon sa Industriya (TIPASI) Foundation and DILG’s Ms. Anna Casiño, Supervising Administrative Officer; Mr. Alex Miego, Local Government Operations Officer V; and Ms. Rochelle Dagang, Local Government Operations Officer IV
The SGLG is one of the flagship programs of DILG, as it represents Integrity and Good Performance of Local Government Units through continuing governance, reform and sustained local development. It is a progressive assessment system adopted by the Department to give merit to remarkable local government performance across several areas. The Regional Assessment Team is the initial group to review provincial documents and conduct ocular visits. The regional assessment results will then undergo calibration to ensure accuracy of its entries.
This year DILG raised the assessment criteria from “3+1” to “4+1” by adding Peace and Order as one of the core areas in attaining the Seal of Good Local Governance Award. The assessment criteria for 2017 still includes the Financial Administration, Disaster Preparedness, Social Protection, the added Peace and Order, and the “+1” will be an extra point when passing at least one of these categories: Business-Friendliness and Competitiveness, Environmental Protection, and Tourism, Culture and the Arts.
According to Provincial Administrator Ms. Brigida S. Tañgonan, the Provincial Government initially passed all the criteria during the evaluation made by the Regional Assessment Team and hoping that the Province will be considered as one of the potential SGLG achiever. The Provincial Government of Lanao Del Norte will undergo final evaluation by the National Validation Team composed of top officials of DILG Regional Offices and SGLG focal persons. Local Government Units who will receive the SGLG Award will be given additional funding for its Priority Development Projects coming from the Government’s Performance Challenge Fund. PIO-LDN