Leonardia says SGLG award a ‘validation of other awards we earned’

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Mayor Evelio Leonardia is set to receive a Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) from the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) for Bacolod City at The Manila Hotel today, November 5.

Leonardia will be accompanied by Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran and DILG-Bacolod director Ma. Joy Maredith Madayag.

The awarding ceremony for the SGLG Awards is like an “honor’s assembly,” the politiko said.

“The SGLG is the barometer of a local government unit’s performance. For us, this is a validation of all the other awards we earned,” he added.

The award is bestowed by the DILG to LGUs for exemplary performance and good governance. Its criteria have seven governance core areas: Financial Administration; Disaster Preparedness; Social Protection; Peace and Order; Business Friendliness and Competitiveness; Environmental Protection; and Tourism Culture and the Arts.

Bacolod is one of the only five cities in Western Visayas that passed the said award. The other cities are Passi in Iloilo, and San Carlos, Silay, and Victorias in Negros Occidental.