Sorsogon City bags Seal of Good Local Governance Award
Sorsogon City bags Seal of Good Local Governance Award


            The City Government finally got the nod of DILG National and Regional evaluators for the much-coveted national government award for the most effective and efficient Local Government Unit (LGU) award for good governance. This is a rare feat because it is not only national in scope but the awardee must pass the very stringent assessment criteria on core areas: a) Social Protection; b) Disaster Preparedness; and c) Good Financial Housekeeping. In addition, the LGU must pass at least one of the following essential areas: a) Peace & Order; b) Environmental Management; and c) Business Friendliness and Competitiveness. For the entire province, only the Provincial and City Governments bagged the prestigious award.

The awarding ceremony was held last October 27, 2016 at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila, Pasay City, Metro Manila. The City Government Delegation was headed by the Hon. Mayor Sally A. Lee and Ms. Glenda S. Licas of the DILG City Office.

            The award signifies the unrelenting efforts, teamwork, able leadership, persistence, integrity, responsive social services and effective management skills demonstrated by the men and women of the city government. The award also means that the officers and employees of the city government must not be complacent but rather, maintain and sustain the good work for the benefit of the succeeding administrations and the entire constituency. Keep up the good work!

(T. Fortes)