The Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) is a progressive assessment system of the Department to give distinction to remarkable local government performance.

For the year 2016, the DILG-ARMM has produced six (6) performing local government units (LGUs) who demonstrate good performance in the core areas of Financial Administration; Disaster Preparedness; Social Protection; and any of the essential areas, namely, Business Friendliness and Competitiveness; Peace and Order; and Environmental Management, otherwise known as the 3+1 principle of the Seal.

The Department is now gearing up for the 2017 Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG). With the current administration’s strategic directions and applicable national and international perspectives, the DILG raises the overall criteria from “3+1” into “4+1” where Peace and Order is elevated into a core area and Tourism, Culture and the Arts is being introduced as new essential area.

Cognizant of the program’s relevance to the ARMM LGUs, the Department of the Interior and Local Government-ARMM Regional Office thru the Local Government Monitoring and Evaluation Division (LGMED) has conducted an orientation on the Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) program to City/Municipal Local Government Operations Officers (C/MLGOOs), members of the provincial assessment team including the CSOs’ representatives and LGUs. The said activity is generally intended to get them ready for this year’s implementation which will commence on May until June 9. Specifically, it aimed for the participants to understand the program, familiarize with the criteria and implementation process and lay-out regional strategies and plan for deployment.

One hundred eleven (111) LGUs were targeted to be assessed, and thirty-one (31) of these LGUs are targeted as prospective passers of Seal which were assumed to show readiness to take greater challenges in local governance.

Per directive of Regional Secretary Noor Hafizullah M. Abdullah, the Regional SGLG Team headed by the LGMED OIC Chief/LGOO VI Fausiah R. Abdula conducted orientation to five (5) provinces thru their provincial offices held on April 28 and 30 for Maguindanao and Lanao del Sur Provinces and May 1-5, 2017 for Island Provinces (Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi).

Context Setting for SGLG, Indicators, Implementation Process, and Roles of SGLG Stakeholders were exhaustively elaborated to the participants. Deployment plan for the provincial assessment teams were being plotted and discussed.