Mabalacat gets ‘Seal of Good Governance’

MABALACAT CITY – The city government here has recently received the ‘Seal of Good Governance’ (SGLG) from the Department of Interior and Local Government for its exemplary performance in local governance.

City Mayor Marino Morales has lauded the city hall workers for having extended “better services” to the public.

Morales said the city government will further improve its services to maintain its “good housekeeping or governance.” Our housekeeping is anchored on accountability and transparency, disaster preparedness, peace and order, social protection and competitiveness, said Morales.

Along with Mabalacat City, the City of San Fernando and Angeles City and ten other municipalities were also awarded the ‘Seal of Good Governance.”

The Pampanga cities and towns who were among the 360 LGUs to receive the ‘Seal of Good Governance’ award will get the incentive called the “Performance Challenge Fund.”

The DILG’s awarding ceremonies theme dubbed “LGC@25: Pagsulong, Progreso, Pagbabago” calls on LGUs to pursue excellence in local governance.

An LGU needs to pass all the three core assessment areas before it can get the excellence award. These are: Good Financial Housekeeping, Social Protection and Disaster Preparedness; and at least one from the essential assessment areas – Business-Friendliness and Competitiveness, Peace & Order or Environmental Management.

LGUs meeting the criteria shall be conferred with the SGLG, and a package of incentives, such as the Performance Challenge Fund and access to other national performance-based programs.