On 12-13 July 2016, the DILG-ARMM conducted the 2016 Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) Review and Calibration which was held at Pagana Kutawato Native Restaurant. The activity was facilitated by the SGLG Team under the Local Government Operations Division (LGOD) who also managed the entire activity.

Present in the significant activity were, to name: (1) from the Regional Office, the Assistant Regional Secretary, Dr. Sharifa Pearlsia A. Dans, CESE/CEO VI, the Director III, Engr. Khalid S. Dumagay, CESE, the Director II, Lininding M. Lao, CSEE, the OIC of the Local Government Operation Division (LGOD), Fausiah R. Abdula, LGOO VI, the Regional officers and its technical support staff; and, (2) the distinguished ARMM Provincial Directors and the Provincial SGLG Focal Persons.

The aim of the activity was to identify the possible 2016 Local Government Unit (LGU) passers who meet the minimum requirements of the SGLG. The passers will receive the Performance Challenge Fund (PCF) to support their proposed projects in the amount of 7 Million for Provinces, 5 Million for Cities and 3 Million for municipalities.

From the completed task, on March until May 2016, the DILG-ARMM conducted its regional validation simultaneously on the 83 target local government units in the region under the Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) program of the department. The regional and provincial assessment teams carried out their on-site visits to perform ocular inspection, interview with the key personnel and documentary review.

As part of the SGLG implementation, the online data entry and uploading of accomplished forms, certifications and documentation were also done after the validation. This was to electronically process the data through the LGPMS platform and to provide substantiation using the Google Drive uploading.

In its entirety, the two-day Regional Calibration activity was designed to facilitate the initial SGLG assessment results being done by the provincial and regional assessment teams.

Specifically, it aimed to:
1. Ensure quality data and process integrity in the assessment;
2. Identify passers for 2015 post compliance and 2016 SGLG and;
3. Guarantee clean datasets in preparation for the development of the Governance Assessment Results (GAR).

The SGLG implementation is nearing to end as the regional offices including ARMM already have conducted its respective regional calibration. The Regional Calibration activity will facilitate the processing of the initial assessment results, and verification of data quality to be done in the National Calibration.