Koronadal City—Due to the stringent criteria of Seal of Good Local Governance this year, the Provincial Government of South Cotabato keenly resolves previous glitches that might hinder in getting the coveted seal.
Aurora Andrea de Pedro, DILG Provincial Director, said department heads of the Capitol are positive to pass the unmet criteria last year.
“South Cotabato did not meet the percentage of employee’s GSIS remittance. This true to all LGUs in the province,” De Pedro said during the Utilization Conference recently.
DILG levels up the criteria “with the inclusion of peace and order as one of the main parameters in choosing the SGLG passer,” according to the department official website.
“This means work for our employees to earn the award,” de Pedro emphasized.
DILG adopts 4+1 assessment criteria in this year’s SGLG.
The guidelines said the LGU should pass the four core areas and at least one of the essential area—- business friendliness and competitiveness, tourism, culture and the Arts and Environmental Protection.
During the awarding ceremony, DILG will award a special distinction to LGU which have consistently passed all assessment areas in three consecutive periods, 2015 to 2017.
“We optimistic we will surpass our previous rating,” de Pedro added.