THE AWARD for the province of Tarlac continues to pour.
The latest of these awards was the Department of the Interior and Local Government’s [DILG] Seal of Good Local Governance [SGLG] bestowed to Tarlac last November 5 at the Manila Hotel which was accepted by Vice Governor Carlito “Casada” David and Provincial Administrator Roberto Ventura from DILG Secretary Eduardo Año.
The SGLG honor local government units due to their sound financial administration, disaster preparedness, social protection, peace and order, business friendliness and competitiveness, environmental management and tourism, culture and the arts.
This is the fourth time that Tarlac province was bestowed such a prestigious award. The first was in 2015 and 2016 under the governorship of now Tarlac second district Representative Victor Yap and last year under Governor Susan Yap.
In a statement, Yap said that she is very proud to be named winner of the SGLG again.
“This is an award is not only for the people who work for the provincial government but to all Tarlaqueños as well. Without the brilliance of our people, this award could not have been realized,” she said.
David for his part thanked the DILG for the award and said, “Ito ay pagkilala sa katapatan at kahusayan ng pamahalaang lokal. Kayo ang aming inspirasyon… ito ang Serbisyong MaYap [This is in recognition to the sincerity and brilliance of our local government. You are our inspiration…this is Serbisyong MaYap].”
Aside from Tarlac province, the municipalities of Victoria, Capas, Gerona, Moncada, Pura, San Clemente, Sta. Ignacia and the city of Tarlac were also named national SGLG winners.
Of the seven provinces that comprise Central Luzon, only Tarlac, Bulacan and Bataan were named S GLG awardees.