The Province of Bataan was once again hailed as a Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) Awardee for the fifth consecutive year and has the highest percentage of passers in Central Luzon for the year 2022.
The SGLG Award recognizes local government units for their delivery of public service and adherence to national policies and programs. Bataan underwent national validation last August 30, 2022 at The Bunker with Governor Joet Garcia, Vice Gov Cris Garcia, provincial board members, department heads and program focal persons.
This is in accordance with Republic Act 11292 otherwise known as “An Act Establishing and Institutionalizing the Seal of Good Local Governance for Local Government Units, and Allocating for This Purpose the Seal of Good Local Governance Fund”. According to its implementing law, the LGU should perform holistically and go ‘ALL-IN’ by passing the 10 assessment areas such as: *Financial Administration and Sustainability *Disaster Preparedness *Social Protection and Sensitivity *Health compliance and responsiveness *Sustainable education *Business-Friendliness and Competitiveness *Safety, Peace and Order *Environmental Management *Tourism, Heritage development, Culture and Arts *Youth and development.
The towns of Bagac, Dinalupihan, Hermosa, Morong, Orani, Orion, Pilar, Samal, and the City of Balanga were also hailed as SGLG Awardees.