Bacolod local gov’t qualifies for good governance award


The Bacolod City government has undergone national validation for The Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) for 2022 on September 6.

Ten areas of governance of the city presented their 2021 documentation report before the national assessment team led by Tohammi Abas and Ferdaussi Ross Abdullah, Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) national validators.

This include: Financial Administration, Disaster Preparedness, Social Protection and Sensitivity, Health Compliance and Responsiveness, Sustainable Education, Business Friendliness and Competitiveness, Safety, Peace and Order, Environmental Management, Tourism and Culture and Arts, and Youth Development were the areas for validation.

Bacolod City Mayor Alfredo Abelardo Benitez was also present at the said event.

“We have discussed several innovations and initiatives for these areas,” Benitez shared. “I am sure next year, not only will we pass SGLG, but we will also be a model for all other LGUs.”,

SGLG is “an award, incentive, honor, and recognition-based program for all LGUs” as enshrined in Republic Act No. 11292 or The Seal of Good Local Governance Act of 2019.

The announcement of result and awarding is expected to happen November 2022, City Planning and Development Coordinator Mary Jean Ramos said.