TABUK CITY, Kalinga – The city government undergoes the 2023 provincial assessment for the Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) conducted by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG)-Kalinga today, March 16.
The assessment aims to evaluate the city government’s compliance and performance with national laws based on the SGLG assessment criteria. The findings will serve as the basis for the DILG-CAR to conduct the subsequent regional validation.
The assessment team rigorously scrutinized the city government’s performance in ten governance areas, namely: financial administration sustainability; disaster preparedness; social protection and sensitivity; health compliance and responsiveness; sustainable education; business friendliness and competitiveness; safety, peace, and order; (environmental management; tourism; heritage development, culture, and the arts; and youth development.
After the evaluation, the team presented their findings to the city government workforce, highlighting areas where improvements are necessary, such as incomplete or lacking documents, files, records, and ordinances, among others.
DILG-Kalinga Provincial Director Anthony Manolo Ballug provided guidance and recommendations to help the city government comply with the SGLG standards to fully pass the assessment, and reminded them to comply with the result by the end of March.
As per Hanna Lynel Elveña, one of the provincial validators, the provincial assessment result will be submitted to DILG-CAR for further deliberations. At this stage, the DILG-CAR will assess the completeness of the results, and if the city successfully passes, it will then move on to the regional validation in April.
It is worth noting that Tabuk City received the prestigious SGLG award in 2022, the highest recognition given by the DILG to excellent and performing local governments in terms of governance and public service, and is now gearing towards winning this year’s SGLG award. By Ruth Cupang