November 8, 2018, Filed under Banner News

Lingayen, Pangasinan – Pangasinan under the Espino administration continues the legacy of excellence in good governance made evident with the fourth Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) award conferred by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) to the province.

 

Governor Amado I. Espino, III received the 2018 SGLG from DILG Secretary Eduardo Año during the awarding rites held on November 6 at the Manila Hotel. Senators Loren B. Legarda and Edgardo M. Angara, who co-authored the SGLG Act in the Senate, joined the DILG secretary in the awarding ceremony.

 

For winning the 2018 SGLG, the province of Pangasinan has accessed the Php7 million Performance Challenge Fund (PCF), a cash incentive to help finance high-capital investment projects.

 

“Our awardees performed exceptionally, providing best services to people who deserve no less,” DILG Sec. Año said, as he hailed the SGLG passers as “cut above the rest.”

 

The DILG secretary looks forward to the institutionalization of the SGLG with the backing up of Senators Legarda and Angara who co-authored the SGLG Act in the Senate. Congressmen Luis Raymund Villafuerte, and Jose Garcia are counterpart authors of the said act in the House of Representatives.

 

The provincial government received the SGLG for four years in a row (in 2015 under the administration of former governor and now 5th district Representative Amado T. Espino, Jr.; and in 2016, 2017 and 2018 under the present leadership).

 

Assisting Governor Espino in receiving the 2018 SGLG were: Vice Governor Jose Ferdinand Z. Calimlim, Jr., Provincial Planning and Development Officer Benita Pizarro, and DILG Provincial Director Agnes de Leon.

 

The SGLG is conferred by the DILG to a Local Government Unit (LGU) for successfully passing the ALL-IN criteria of the seal, which include the seven core components: financial administration, disaster preparedness, social protection, peace and order, business friendliness and competitiveness, environmental protection, and tourism, culture and the arts.

 

Since last year, Pangasinan province has registered the highest number of SGLG recipient LGUs among all provinces in the whole country with 25 (this year) including the provincial LGU.

 

SGLG recipient municipal/city LGUs include: Agno, Aguilar, Alcala, Anda, Balungao, Bayambang, Binalonan, Bugallon, Burgos, Calasiao, Infanta, Lingayen, Malasiqui, Mangaldan, Mangatarem, Natividad, San Manuel, San Nicolas, Sta. Maria, Tayug, Umingan, Urbiztondo, Villasis, and Alaminos City. A municipal LGU is granted Php3.2 million PCF, while a city LGU receives Php5.1 million.

 

Out of the 1,682 assessed LGUs nationwide, only 263 have substantially met the 2018 SGLG criteria.

 

/Mark Gerry Naval Oblanca

SGLG Award 2018

DILG CONFERS 4TH SGLG TO PROVINCE OF PANGASINAN. Governor Amado I. Espino, III (2nd from right) receives from Local Government Secretary Eduardo M. Año (center) the fourth Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) award conferred to the province of Pangasinan by the DILG during the 2018 SGLG awarding ceremony held at the Manila Hotel on November 6. Assisting Secretary Año onstage during the awarding rites were Senators Loren B. Legarda (2nd from left) and Edgardo M. Angara (left). Vice Governor Jose Ferdinand Z. Calimlim, Jr. (right), Provincial Planning and Development Officer Benita Pizarro (not in photo) and DILG Pangasinan Provincial Director Agnes De Leon (not in photo) assisted Governor Espino in receiving the 2018 SGLG award. The SGLG is awarded by the DILG to a local government unit for successfully passing the ALL-IN criteria of the 2018 SGLG, which include the seven core components: financial administration, disaster preparedness, social protection, peace and order, business friendliness and competitiveness, environmental protection, and tourism, culture and the arts. The provincial government received the SGLG for four years in a row (in 2015 under the administration of former governor and now 5th district Representative Amado T. Espino, Jr.; and in 2016, 2017 and 2018 under the present leadership). /Photos by Jinver Perez/MGNO

 

 

 

 

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