The 2019 Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) Marker was presented by the City Planning and Development Coordinators Office staff, headed by Engineer Magnolia Antonio, to the San Carlos City officials yesterday morning.
Rep. Gerard Valmayor Jr. (Neg. Occ., 1st District), Mayor Renato Gustilo, Vice Mayor Christopher Paul Carmona, Sangguniang Panlungsod members Mark Cui and Clint Mansueto, and City Administrator Estefanio Libutan Jr. were on hand to receive the marker, a press release from the city said.
Antonio said this is the 5th marker received which means that the City won the award in five consecutive years.
She added that there was no evaluation for 2020 due to the pandemic but this year, they were advised that there will be an evaluation on SGLG with an additional two pillars, namely youth development and education, heritage conservation in addition to tourism culture and arts, the press release said.
The city also received P3.5 million in incentive as Performance Challenge Fund to finance projects.
The SGLG is the most distinguished award given by the Department of the Interior and Local Government to LGUs that have excelled across the seven pillars of governance namely, financial administration, disaster preparedness, social protection, peace and order, business friendliness and competitiveness, environment management, tourism culture and the arts.
The city also received the 2019 National Anti-Drug Abuse Council Performance Award, also from the DILG, and presented by San Carlos City Anti-Drug Abuse Council secretariat Ana Liza Macaraya.
Macaraya said the award was given by the DILG as recognition of the city’s efforts in supporting the national government’s anti-illegal drug abuse campaign. The city garnered a score of 90 functionality points during the conduct of the 2018 Anti-Drug Abuse Council performance audit, the press release added.*