DAVAO CITY, Philippines — Davao City is a recipient of this year’s Seal of Good Local Governance Award which City Mayor Sara Duterte credited to her father who was then mayor.
In a letter, Interior Secretary Ismael Sueno said Davao City passed “all the minimum parameters of the core components” of the SGLG — Financial Administration, Social Protection, and Disaster Preparedness.
Sueno said Davao City also met the measures for Business Friendliness and Competitiveness, Peace and Order, and Environmental Management.
The SGLG is an award and incentive program for performing local government units to encourage and challenge all provinces, cities, and municipalities to improve performance and service delivery set across the core areas and essential areas.
Mayor Duterte on Monday said the award inspires her to services to the public.
Lawyer Tristan Dwight Domingo, assistant city administrator, said the SGLG award is “a testament to the good leadership and dedicated public servants that we have in the city government in Davao.”
“It also signifies that the Dabawenyos are also helping and doing their parts in effective public governance,” he said.
The SGLG national conferment ceremony will be on October 27 at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila.
In 2012, Davao City won the Seal of Good Housekeeping, which is a prerequisite award to qualify for the SGLG.
The assessment covered 81 provinces, 144 cities and 1,490 municipalities across the country from March to September this year.(davaotoday.com)