The DILG-ARMM conducted its Coordination Meeting with Partners-Agencies for 2018 Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) Implementation on January 18, 2018 at Al-Nor Convention Center, Cotabato City.

The activity was attended by the DILG-ARMM regional and provincial focal heads and LGMED workforce and as well the representatives from different line agencies in the ARMM, selected CSOs representatives were also in attendance

The activity was aimed to: (a) promote strong collaboration among line agencies which have an important role in the success of the SGLG program; (b) acquire and present 2017 data from the agency-partners on the various and essential areas of the SGLG program and; (c) discuss and draw up necessary measures on action s to assist the LGUs to meet the assessment criteria for the concerned SGLG indicator.

The reason behind the activity was that the DILG-ARMM is gearing up to the 2018 Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG). The SGLG, an award and incentive program for performing local government units (LGUs), is on its fourth year of implementation and hopes to continue the pursuit of encouraging and challenging all LGUs to improve their performance and service delivery set across the core and essential areas of the program.

Remarkable partners from the regional line agencies and CSOs were also recognized and were given plague of appreciation for their active support during the 2017 SGLG implementation.

Director Lininding M. Lao, Director II of Technical Services, DILG-ARMM, guided the participants on the intent of the activity and emphasized the importance of the support and coordination of the different agencies of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) for the sustainable success of the program

Ms. Fausiah R. Abdula, LGOO VI/OIC, LGMED of DILG-ARMM, stressed that the SGLG is a progressive assessment system. Taking a quick look the 2017 SGLG implementation, she added that the overall approach of the program was based on 4 + 1 principle on the assessment, validation and conferment of LGUs.