August 27, 2017, Filed under Press Release



LINGAYEN, Pangasinan – The national assessment team sent by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) recently extolled the provincial government of Pangasinan for having a ‘clean data’ for the 2016 Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG).


This was based on the compliance of the provincial Local Government Unit (LGU) on the core and essential areas of SGLG.


DILG Provincial Director Agnes de Leon, who accompanied national validators, Local Government Operations Officers V Kenneth Tindungan and Erwin Gerald Fegcan, said that in the Philippines, only two provincial LGU, to include Pangasinan, have been initially assessed having a ‘clean data.’


De Leon, during the validation process held at the Pangasinan Training and Development Center on August 25, bared high chances of 38 potential LGUs in Pangasinan to receive the 2016 SGLG award.


Component cities Alaminos, San Carlos and Urdaneta, chartered city of Dagupan, and the provincial LGU of Pangasinan are included in the initial list.


Only 11 municipal LGUs in Pangasinan fell short of complying with minimum requirements for the SGLG award.


Commending the provincial government for its well-crafted and implemented development agenda, De Leon thanked the provincial administration for helping out the municipal and city LGUs of the province in the planning of their development programs.



For the 2016 SGLG, LGUs will be evaluated in three core areas namely: financial administration, disaster preparedness and social protection and peace and order; and in essential areas which include environmental management, business friendliness and competitiveness, and tourism, culture and the arts.


LGUs were evaluated on their compliance with 58 development indicators.


It can be recalled that the province of Pangasinan last year received its 2015 SGLG award.


Under the watch of former governor and now 5th district Representative Amado T. Espino, Jr., the province in 2014 was accorded with the Seal of Good Housekeeping.


SGLG is the expanded version of SGH which was launched in 2014.


Assisting during the national SGLG assessment were: Provincial Planning and Development Officer Benita Pizarro, Provincial Administrator Nimrod Camba, several department heads and representatives from various provincial government offices. Also present were Pangasinan Provincial Police Director Ronald O. Lee and other executives and representatives from aligned agencies.


It can be recalled that validators from DILG Region 1 checked on Pangasinan’s best practices in good governance and all documents submitted for SGLG during the third onsite visit on June 16.


/Mark Gerry Naval Oblanca



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