MAY 09, 2023 – The City Government of Bacolod together with the Department of Interior and Local Government conducted the 2023 Seal of Good and Local Governance (SGLG) City Orientation at the Bacolod City Government Center Lobby, Tuesday.

The event was participated by Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez, City Director of DILG, Ma. Meredith Joy Madayag, Councilor Celia Matea Flor, City Department Heads, and representatives.

“SGLG is one of the most prestigious awards given by the DILG to excellent and performing LGUs in the delivery of public service through compliance with pertinent national laws and guidelines” DILG City Director Ma. Joy Maredith Madayag stated.

Objective of the orientation was to instruct the city to be familiar with criteria on the new and upgraded indicator and benchmarks in 10 governance areas; Financial Administration, Disaster Preparedness, Social Protection And Sensitivity Program, Safety, Peace And Order, Business-Friendliness and Competitiveness, Environmental Management, Tourism Heritage Development, Culture and Arts, Programs for Sustainable Education, Health Compliance And Responsiveness, and Youth Development.

Also to lay-out strategies and plan for the action planning of SGLG implementation in respective areas.

Councilor Flor encouraged everyone working in each department to execute genuine planning based on data, consultation, and needs of the departments and its constituents.

“Because if you just target things… and not accomplish them, it will defeat the purpose of the SGLG. Planning is a serious business and once executed fervently, and perfectly, that is a good plan.” Flor concluded.

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