San Carlos Eyes Hall of Fame for Good Governance 

The city government of San Carlos already anticipated for the hall of fame award after the evaluation conducted for the Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) yesterday by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).

Different local functionaries during the assessment SP   City Mayor Gerardo P. Valmayor Jr. with SGLG Regional
Session Hall   Assessment Team (RAT) Ms. Cindy Uy (center) (CSO Rep.)
    and Ms. Aquilina Eltanal (DILG-NegOr) 2nd left. Also
    (L-R) Ms. Mayet Lomocso (CEMO), Engr Maggie Antonio,
    OIC-CPDC, Engr. Greg Santillan and CLGOO Nestor Garcia.

San Carlos City undergone a whole day assessment on the core and essential areas particularly on financial administration, disaster preparedness, social protection, peace and order, business friendliness and competitiveness, environmental management, and tourism, culture and arts that pertains to good local governance set by the DILG as award and incentive program for performing local government units.

Site inspection and validation was also conducted by two members of the Regional Assessment Team (RAT) on the city’s facilities including the waste processing facility, evacuation centers and other projects that basically serve the people’s needs.

Said RAT composed of representatives from the DILG-Negros Island Region (NIR) namely Mary Cindy B. Uy for Civil Society Organizations and Aquilina M. Eltanal, Local Government Operations Officer VI/Cluster Head of the DILG-NIR.

Eltanal said that although San Carlos City has complied what is being required by the SGLG program and that important factors for both core and essential areas are in place, there is still room for improvement, while Uy cited the unity and cooperation among local department heads.

City Mayor Gerardo P. Valmayor Jr. after the feed-backing session on the other hand said that together, the city government would act accordingly to improve more especially on the peace and order aspect of the city to ensure a safer and better community.

San Carlos City already won twice said seal in 2015 and 2016 with P5M check each as performance challenge fund to finance major projects for the city.

Awarding for said SGLG will be on October this year following the announcement of winners in September.