SGLG HALL OF FAMER. The province of Catanduanes, headed by Goveror Joseph Cua receives its third consecutive Seal of Good Local Governance awarded by the Department of Interior and Local Government at Manila Hotel. The local chief executive was joined by Vice Governor Shirley Abundo, DILG Regional Director Biet Pastor and Provincial DILG officer Uldarico Razal Jr., and Provincial Administrative Officer Lemuel Surtida.
‘I was just lucky enough to be in their company’.
This was the words of Governor Joseph Cua as he honors the department heads together with the employees of the provincial government and lauds the people of Catanduanes for their unwavering support to the local government.
‘The honor lies in our hardworking department heads, the state workers and the people of Catandunganons. They deserve to have this award. This SGLG award belongs to them’, Gov.Cua added.
“An SGLG award na ini, reflection nin magayon na serbisyo na itinatao nin satuyang local na gobyerno sa mga tawo. Ini man patunay na kita gadeliver ning malinas. Patunay ini na dai nasayang ang boto asin tiwala nin tawo sa satuya bilang mga servidor nin publico”, the local chief executive added.
The local chief also expressed his gratitude to the Sangguniang Panlalawigan and to Vice Governor Shirley Abundo whose supports strengthens the efforts of the province as a whole.
He added that as a leader who is granted by the mandate of the people, he wants nothing but the best for the people who elected him.
“I wanted to leave a legacy that is more than infrastructures. I want to leave a legacy of good governance and excellent service to the people. Gusto ko na su mga efforts ko, na pigatao ko ang gabos para sa probinsya, maging barometro man ning mga tawo sa kung sisay ang dapat nindang botohan”, explained gov Cua.
” Bilang sarong taga Calolbon na nagdakula asin namatidan ang importansya nin social responsibility sa mga nainot kong trabaho kang ako nasa pribadong sektor pa, ini man ang sakuyang naging gawe bilang sarong serbidor nin gobyerno. Ini su legacy na gusto ko na ihubon- a standard that will be a measure of a good leader”, Cua further said.
“I congratulate all department heads and the people of Catanduanes. You deserve this. You deserve all honor and praise”, he finally said.
This is the third consecutive Seal of Good Local Governance (2015,2016,2017) making the province of Catanduanes a Hall of Famer Awardee of the Department of Interior and Local Government in Bicol Region.
The Governor received the award together with Vice Governor Shirley Abundo, DILG Regional Director Biet Pastor and Provincial DILG officer Uldarico Razal Jr., and our Provincial Administrative Officer Lemuel Surtida at Manila Hotel, Manila, Philippines last November 24, 2015.
The province met the upgraded criteria for 2017 covering the four core areas namely: Financial Administration, Disaster Preparedness, Social Protection, and Peace and Order.
Furthermore, the letter indicated that the Provincial Government passed the parameters for two of the following essential areas: Business Friendliness and Competitiveness, Environmental Management, and Tourism, Culture and Arts.
Some 448 local government units (LGUs) all over the country passed the test of good governance, earning the Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) for this year.
In 2016 only 306 LGUs received the SGLG.
“This is a very good indication of the improving governance in LGUs and it means better service to people in communities,” Cuy said in a statement.
“We congratulate all our SGLG passers this 2017. We continue to encourage our local government officials to remain steadfast in bringing their provinces, cities, and municipalities at the prime,” Cuy said.
Recognized LGUs also get a share of the Performance Challenge Fund (PCF), an incentive in millions of pesos to be used for local development projects.