129 LGUs in R1 data gathered on SGLG
The Department of the Interior and Local Government Region 1 (DILG R1) completed the Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) data gathering, online data entry in the Local Governance Performance Management System (LGPMS) website, and uploading of documents in the Google Drive for the four (4) provinces, nine (9) cities, and 116 municipalities of the Region.
“We are happy to note that we are able to follow our timetable since we are given until June 15 to complete the data gathering, encoding and uploading phase of the SGLG. As I have always emphasized, we do not operate on the deadline. We operate two days before the deadline”, said Regional Director Julie J. Daquioag.
To assess the quality of the results gathered, the DILG R1 also conducted a Mid- Calibration last May 13, 2016 at the DILG Regional Office, City of San Fernando, La Union. The activity was participated in by Provincial Directors, Provincial SGLG Focal Persons, members of the Regional Assessment Teams (RATs) and key personnel of the DILG Regional Office.
Provincial Focal Persons (PFPs) presented comparative assessment of validation results across the criteria. The RAT members, on the other hand, commented on the presentation of the PFPs. At the end of the activity, different interpretations of the criteria were calibrated.
The submitted SGLG results will be reviewed, calibrated and processed by the Bureau of Local Government Supervision (BLGS) until August 5, 2016. After which, a National Validation by the National Assessment Team (NAT) will run until September 12, 2016. Announcement and Conferment of SGLG awardees is on October 2016.
The SGLG is an award and incentive program for performing LGUs. It continues to challenge all provinces, cities, and municipalities to improve their performance through its up-scaled criteria along three (3) core areas and three (3) essential areas of assessment.
The three (3) core areas are Financial Administration, Disaster Preparedness and Social Protection while the three (3) essential areas are Business- Friendliness and Competitiveness, Peace and Order and Environment Protection.