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Friday, September 16, 2022

Trento vies for fifth seal of good local governance

Beyond complete. This was the final impression of the validator during the National Calibration for the Department of the Interior and Local Government’s (DILG) Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) of which the Municipality of Trento is one of the five (5) local government units in Agusan del Sur that qualified for the award.

The Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) is an honor and recognition-based program, and is a continuing commitment for LGUs to continually progress and improve their performance in local governance. 

Earlier this year, the regional validation was conducted. 

The Municipality of Trento was evaluated in the areas of Financial Administration; Disaster Preparedness; Social Protection and Sensitivity; Health Compliance and Responsiveness; Sustainable Education; Business Friendliness and Competitiveness; Safety, Peace and Order; Environmental Management; Tourism, Heritage Development, Culture and Arts; and Youth Development.

After having passed in the comprehensive regional assessment, Trento had gone through the national evaluation as the final phase of the process prior to the DILG’s official announcement of national qualifiers.

Local Government Operations Officer V Jessana Carmela Tatoy of DILG Region VI visited the municipality on September 6, 2022; scrutinized the LGU’s documentation of the core areas; and validated the significant sites that prove the contents of all the documents presented. 

After the overwhelming review, with high hope of clinching the award for the fifth time, the Local Government Unit, through its officials headed by Mayor William Calvez and Vice Mayor Felimon Marte with the Sangguniang Bayan vowed to sustain the honor of the Seal by maintaining transparency and accountability in the use of public funds; preparing for unpredictable natural calamities; demonstrating sensitivity towards the marginalized sectors of society; sustaining health programs and ensuring that all individuals especially the vulnerable have fair opportunities for better health. 

Furthermore, the municipal officials together with the 16 Punong Barangays swore to uphold worthy living in Trento by instituting reforms to improve the quality of education in the locality; encouraging government interventions that promote market efficiency and consumer welfare; protecting constituents from threats to life and properties; safeguarding the integrity of the environment through adaptive social responsibility; and valuing local culture and heritage for tourism opportunities.

On final note, Mayor William Calvez emphasized that being recognized with the prestigious Seal of Good Local Governance is not basking with fancy accolades but is weighing responsibilities for the sustained welfare of the constituency. (LGU-Trento/PIA-Agusan del Sur)