Twenty-three local government units in Northern Mindanao were awarded the 2019 Seal of Good Local Governance by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG).
Bukidnon was the lone awardee for the Province category and two cities namely, Valencia and El Salvador got the award in the City category. Meanwhile, 20 municipalities also earned the coveted seal. View list below.
To earn the SGLG, LGUs need to pass all seven governance areas namely: Financial Administration; Disaster Preparedness; Social Protection; Peace and Order; Business Friendliness and Competitiveness; Environmental Protection; and Tourism Culture and the Arts.
This year’s awardees had to pass the ‘polished and redefined All-in criteria’ based on DILG Memorandum Circular No. 2019-44. A total of 380 LGUs earned the award for 2019 which includes 17 provinces, 57 cities and 306 municipalities.
President Rodrigo Duterte institutionalized SGLG by signing Republic Act 11292 or “The Seal of Good Local Governance Act of 2019” last April 12, 2019.