The overall assessment criteria of the 2017 Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) is raised from “3+1” to “4+1” where Peace and Order has been added to the core areas of Financial Administration, Disaster Preparedness, and Social Protection. This was presented during the 2017 National Orientation for Regional Management and Focal Persons last April 25-26, 2017 in furtherance of the Performance Oversight, Incentives, Recognition and Awards Program of the Department for local governments.
In light of national thrusts, organization commitments and emerging good governance frameworks, SGLG further aligns its parameters to help meet expectations and contribute in realizing target outcomes relative to local governance, and help bring about the current Administration’s vision of inclusive growth, high trust society, and a globally competitive knowledge economy following the principles of Malasakit, Pagbabago, at Patuloy na Pag-unlad. A new essential area, Tourism, Culture and the Arts is likewise introduced to measure LGU efforts along these concerns together with Business Friendliness and Competitiveness, and Environmental Management.
Of the 58 indicators, 19 indicators are new, 10 are upgraded and 29 were retained. Three indicators under Social Protection were delisted since almost all the LGUs have complied with it. These are Express lanes in frontline services for Senior Citizens, Pregnant Women and Persons with Disabilities; Alignment of the Local School Board Plan with the School Improvement Plan; and Implementation of social protection-related programs for sectoral concerns.
Among the new indicators aligned with the Department’s commitment to the 2017 General Appropriations Act (GAA) are the functionality of the Local Development Council to include the presence of the Comprehensive Development Plan and the Local Development Investment Plan; presence of a Council for the promotion of culture and arts; prevention of the construction of illegal units or structures; and maintenance of core road networks.
Upgraded indicators under GAA is the plantilla LDRRMO with staff complement; and the implementation of Solid Waste Management in hospitals/main health facilities in LGUs which now include compliance with DOH health waste segregation code (black: non-infectious dry waste; green: non-infectious wet waste; yellow: infectious and pathological waste; yellow with black hand: chemical waste including those with heavy metals; orange: radioactive waste; and red: sharps and pressurized containers).
The data gathering by the field officers commenced in April, and the Regional Validation and Certifications by the Regional Assessment Teams through a cross-posting scheme with the presence of Civil Society Representative (s), online data entry in the LGPMS website and provincial and regional calibrations is scheduled May-July. National calibration and validation is set on July-Sept. and results are expected to be released by October 2017.
Also emphasized during the activity was the Department’s core values or maintaining the Tatak DILG — Mahusay, Matino, Maaasahan at all times in the implementation of the SGLG.# Florinda Garcia, LGMED
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