Antique town mayors vow to continue good governance

ILOILO CITY, Sept. 24(PNA) -– Two of Antique mayors who led their groups in receiving the Seal of Good Local Governance during the awarding ceremony of the Department of Interior and Local Government have vowed to continue their good governance.

Culasi Mayor Joel Alpas Lomugdang said that the award is already a grandslam for his hometown, having previously received the Seal of Good Housekeeping awards from the DILG also.

”I am very happy that Culasi is again a recipient of the award. We are just doing what is good for the entire people. We will continue to strive for transparency and good governance,” the mayor said.

Likewise, Tibiao Mayor Gil Bandoja thanked the DILG for the award that they were able to receive despite that his hometown severely suffered from Typhoon Yolanda. “We are so happy for the award,” he said as he vowed to strive more being a neophyte mayor.

Both of the mayors received PHP3 million checks from DILG regional director Atty. Anthony C. Nuyda for their priority projects during the awarding aside from the Seal which they could display in their town halls.

The Seal of Good Local Governance, an upscale of the Seal of Good Housekeeping, is being given upon evaluation of the local government’s adherence to Full Disclosure Policy and programs on disaster preparedness and social protection.

DILG also consider other performance indicators in their evaluation such as the innovations made by local government units to ensure peace and order, business readiness and competitiveness and environmental protection.(PNA)