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Quirino Province hopeful to bag 6th SGLG award

CABARROGUIS, Quirino (PIA) - - Governor Dakila Carlo E. Cua has expressed hope that the province will be able to pass the Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) provincial for the calendar year of 2022.

During the SGLG On-site Assessment and Documentary Review

In his message, Governor Cua urged the local officials and employees to continue to strive for excellence in local governance.

"By doing so, we uplift the lives of our fellow Quirinians,” he said.

According to Daniphine Badua, SGLG focal person, the province had consistently passed the SGLG assessment from 2015 to 2019 and there was no assessment for 2020 and 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

"This is the first assessment since President Rodrigo R. Duterte has signed R.A. 11292 or “The Seal of Good Local Governance Act of 2019,” Badua said.

Badua also said the performance of the provincial goverment along the 10 governance areas was evaluated by the Regional Assessment Team (RAT).

"Previously, our province was assessed on seven governance areas but this year, under the SGLG law, we must pass all the 10 governance areas such as (1) Financial Administration and Sustainability; (2) Disaster Preparedness, (3) Social Protection and Sensitivity; (4) Health Compliance and Responsiveness; (5) Sustainable Education, (6) Business-Friendliness and Competitiveness; (7) Safety, Peace and Order; (8) Environmental Management, (9) Tourism, Heritage Development, Culture and Arts; and (10) Youth Development," Badua said.

The RAT was led by Assistant Regional Director Elpidio A. Durwin and the members were LGMED Chief Maybelle E. Anog, LGCDD OIC-Division Chief Elsbeth T. Maralli, LGMED Assistant Division Chief Jennifer G. Baguisi, LGOO V Carmelle F. Gayagoy and LGOO IV Emmalene Kaye M. Linacero-Babalo.

The other members were Dr. Cecilia B. Mangabat, Professor III at ISU Cabagan; PLO II Dee Jay Lumanog of DOH; LGOO II Charles Ferdinand V. Rillera, and LGOO II April Rose M. Galutan.

The team conducted documentary analysis, on-site inspection and interview with local functionaries. (OTB/TCB/PIA Quirino)

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