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Palawan provincial gov’t undergoes validation for DILG’s Seal of Good Local Governance

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The Palawan Provincial Government has undergone assessment and validation for the Interior department’s Seal of Good Local Governance.

The said assessment and validation was spearheaded by DILG Assistant Regional Director Noel Bartolabac, DILG MIMAROPA-SGLG Focal Person Andrew Gonzalvo and a representative from HARIBON, a non government organization.

The assessment and validation was held last April 23.

The Regional Assessment Team (RAT) scrutinized all the documents needed for the seven categories of the SGLG, namely Financial Administration, Disaster Preparedness, Social Protection, Peace and Order, Business Friendliness and Competitiveness, Environmental Protection, and Tourism, Culture and the Arts.

“It is very important for the Provincial Government of Palawan to pass the SGLG qualifications, ito kasi yung magsisilbing katibayan na talagang maganda ang pamamalakad ng lokal na gobyerno sa kanyang nasasakupan at naibibigay nito yung mga services and goods needed by the community”, Director Noel Bartolabac said.

Provincial Social Welfare and Development Officer Abigail Ablaña faces the assessment team in explaining documents related to Social Protection category;

Ceasar Sammy Magbanua and Mary Rose Caabay from the Culture and Arts Office discussed the Cultural Heritage Promotion and Conservation category.

Rosalyn Palanca and Maribel Buñi from the Provincial Tourism Promotions and Development Office explained the Tourism Development category.

Meanwhile, OIC Provincial Accountant Erlinda Rizada, Provincial Treasurer Elino Mondragon, Ms. Elizabeth Macasaet feom the Provincial Treasurer’s Office and Ms. Edna Maligro from Provincial Accountant presented the Financial Administration category.

Several other key Palawan Capitol officials faced the assessment team to discuss the other documents needed for the SGLG.

“Partikular na pinuntahan ng Assessment Team ang Evacuation Center sa Brooke’s Point, Narra Municipal Hospital, gayundin ang mga itinayong early warning devices at search and rescue facilities sa bayan ng Narra at Aborlan,” the province said.