ILOCOS SUR, Nov. 9 - - The province of Ilocos Sur has again proven itself to have continued its good practices in local governance, receiving its Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) for three consecutive years.
The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has conferred the award to the province along with its two cities, the City of Candon and Vigan, and 10 municipalities namely, Caoayan, Salcedo, San Esteban, San Ildefonso, San Vicente, Santa, Sta. Catalina, Sto. Domingo, and Tagudin.
"Napintas daytoy ta maikkan tayo ti inspirasyon a dagitoy trabaho tayo ket mapanpansin iti naduma-duma a probinsiya nangnangruna iti national government. Maipakita laeng nga agtultuloy ti panagprogreso iti probinsiya ti Ilocos Sur ken dagitoy naitul-tuloy a napipintas a programa ken proyekto a mangipakita laeng nga awan sabali a papanan ti probinsiya no ket sadiay panag-progreso na," Ilocos Sur Governor Ryan Luis Singson said.
(This award shows that the programs and projects of the provincial government of Ilocos Sur are being recognized by different provinces most especially by the national government. This is a manifestation that the provincial government is leading the province to its success," Ilocos Sur Governor Ryan Luis Singson said.)
He also congratulated the LGUs who have received the award, and encouraged them to continue their good programs and practices in local governance to serve as inspiration for other LGUs who were not recipients.
On Nov. 6, Singson received the SGLG award together with Vice Governor Jeremias Singson, Provincial Administrator Cara Michelle Tabios, and DILG Provincial Director Virgilio Sison during a ceremony on November 6, 2018 at the Tent City in Manila Hotel.
The SGLG recipients passed the "All-in" assessment criteria of SGLG containing the seven core areas namely, Financial Administration; Disaster Preparedness; Social Protection; Peace and Order; Business Friendliness and Competitiveness; Environmental Protection; and Tourism Culture and the Arts.
The SGLG award also gives eligibility to the Performance Challenge Fund to fund their local development initiatives; and an access to other programs and capacity development assistance from DILG. (JNPD/JMQ/PIA-1, Ilocos Sur)