Mayor Carlo Rabat, with Vice Mayor Glenda Rabat-Gayta, personally received the Seal of Good Local Governance 2017 award from DILG Officer-In-Charge Catalino Cuy at Manila Hotel, November 24, together with the rest of the Chief Executives of the LGU awardees in the province, vis-á-viz, Baganga, Banaybanay, Cateel, Governor Generoso, Lupon, Tarragona and the Province of Davao Oriental.
The City of Mati’s good governance has been formally manifested and ‘sealed’. After having satisfactorily met and passed the assessment criteria, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) recognized Mati once again its effort to provide its constituents a progressive and sustainable development through the Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) 2017.
From 5 cities in the whole region last year who had been awarded with the same distinction, only 2 made it with flying colors this time, and City of Mati is one, together with Davao City.
The SGLG is a progressive assessment system adopted by the Department to give distinction to remarkable local government performance across several areas.
The Seal is also an indication that the local government’s governance frameworks are aligned with the National goals as described in the Philippine Development Plan (PDP) to bring about the vision of inclusive growth, high trust society and a globally-competitive knowledge economy based on the principles of “Malasakit, Pagbabago at Patuloy na Pag-unlad”.
This year, the DILG raised its overall assessment criteria from “3+1” to “4+1”. Peace and order has been added to the core assessment areas, which include Financial Administration, Disaster Preparedness, and Social Protection. The new essential area is Tourism, Culture and Arts, which was introduced to measure the LGUs efforts along this concern.