by LOVELY A. CARILLO
The cities of Davao and Mati won the Department of Interior and Local Government’s (DILG) Seal of Good Local Governance Awards.
Davao City has won the Seal of Good Local Go-vernance (SGLG) award for the past three years but the city government is not complacent of the recent feat.
“This award will be a challenge for us to improve and do more and be inno-vative in our work as a pub-lic servant,” Mayor Sara Duterte said in a statement released by the City Information Office.
The SGLG, which followed DILG’s Seal of Good Housekeeping (SGH) program launched in 2010, aims to encourage local government units to sustain the practice of accountability and trans-parency also known as Good Financial House-keeping (GFH) and disas-ter preparedness.
The city made it to the official list of DILG’s GFH passers as of October 31, 2017.
Sara said this achieve-ment should challenge city government officials and workers to perform better and do their best in serving the people of Davao.
She said she will lead them into winning next year’s award.
Sara has credited the SGLG Award to the city government employees’ efforts to serve the people well.
“I would like to thank all the government offices within the Davao City local government for their continued effort to provide efficient and effective public service to Daba-wenyos,” she said.
She said the city has always tried its best to respond to the needs of the people of Davao.
“The attitude of the people that they always expect that the government will always be responsive to their needs is one of the city government’s motiva-tion to do our work,” she added.
There are 14 SGLG Awardees in the Davao Region but only one pro-vince, Davao Oriental made it to the list. Among municipal awardees from Davao Oriental are the municipalities of Baganga, Banaybanay, Cateel, Go-vernor Generoso, Lupon and Tarragona.
The other awardees are the municipalities of Montevista and New Bataan in Compostela Valley; Braulio E. Dujali and Kapalong in Davao del Norte and Sulop in Davao del Sur.