Not so long after achieving honors related to the 2022 Cities and Municipalities Competitive Index, the City of Muntinlupa achieved another tremendous honor in the form of the Seal of Good Local Governance for this year, according to a Manila Bulletin news report.
To put things in perspective, posted below is the excerpt from the Manila Bulletin news report. Some parts in boldface…
Muntinlupa received the 2022 Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG), an “award, incentive, honor and recognition-based program [that] aims to boost LGUs’ drive to constantly progress and/or sustain their notable performance across various governance areas.”
The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) announced on Oct. 27 that there are 350 awardees this year consisting of 18 provinces, 60 cities and 272 municipalities in the Philippines.
The total number of awardees this year is 20.4 percent of the 1,715 provinces, cities and municipalities in the country covered by assessment.
Only five of the 17 local government units (LGUs) in the National Capital Region (NCR) passed the assessment for SGLG and were named awardees this year. These are Muntinlupa, Caloocan, Mandaluyong, Navotas and Quezon City.
“Congratulations, Muntinlupa City! We did it again! Muntinlupa City is among the awardees of the 2022 Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG)!” said Muntinlupa Mayor Ruffy Biazon.
He added, “Maraming salamat sa mga katuwang natin sa paglilingkod, most especially to Cong. Jimmy Fresnedi sa kanyang leadership noong siya ang mayor ng ating lungsod (Thank you to our partners in service, most especially to Cong. Jimmy Fresnedi for his leadership when he was the mayor of our city).”
The SGLG, institutionalized through Republic Act 11292, is based on 10 assessment criteria.
“The SGLG maintains the ‘All-in’ principle where a local government must pass all governance areas,” according to a memorandum issued by the DILG.
Let me end this piece by asking you readers: If you are a Muntinlupa City resident, what is your reaction to this development? Are you happy with what the city achieved in terms of being competitive with the many other highly urbanized cities?
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