The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) officially announces today, October 27, 2022, that the Local Government Unit-General Santos City is among the 18 provinces, 59 cities, and 273 municipalities in the country bagging this year’s Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG).
After passing through the stringent evaluation in the regional and national level, LGU-GSC has proven itself effective in formulating and implementing initiatives compliant to the statutory policies on the pursuit of integrity, transparency, and accountability to foster good local governance in the ten (10) areas of governance: financial administration or financial sustainability; sustainable education; environmental management; disaster preparedness; health compliance and responsiveness; environmental management; youth development; business-friendliness and competitiveness; social protection and sensitivity; safety, peace and order; and tourism, heritage development, culture and the arts.
As a newly-instituted special office of the city government in leading positive change and sustainable development in the local governance, the Strategic Performance Management and Compliance Office (SPMCO) is resolute more than ever to lead in the formulation, implementation, evaluation and modification of performance management strategies to guarantee that the departments of the city government conform to the standards of excellent, transparent, responsive and quality service delivery.
Since its official inauguration on August 8, 2022, SPMCO has been serving as the focal unit for the achievement of SGLG. Way ahead of the target to supposedly achieve its first seal by 2024, it has made the “cut” by helping the city bag the seal in as early as the first three (3) months of the current administration under Honorable City Mayor Lorelie Geronimo Pacquiao.
“…We owe it to all departments and offices who have individually played their roles and realized their mandates. We share this award to all past and present leaders, employees and other civil servants under the city government. This is for all Generals!”, says SPMCO Head Mr. Gabriel Francis Glenville N. Gonzalez.