In its effort to continously instill reforms in making public service better, hence public servants are accountable to the Filipino people, and are responsible of the actions at all times, our government through the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) accords the Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) to the Municipality of Bautista, Pangasinan in recognition of the LGU’s good financial housekeeping, disaster preparedness and social protection as good governance core components, and of LGU’s business friendliness and competitiveness, peace and order as well environmental management as good governance essential components.
In his conratulatory letter dated July 21, 2015 to Hon. Amadeo T. Espino, the LGU’s Local Chief Executive, DILG Secretary Mar Roxas expressed joy and appreciation because the Municipality of Bautista met all the required standards of the core and essential components. He further stressed that continous effort is needed to make better public service immensely significant for sustainable development. Passing the Seal entitles the local government unit of Bautista, Pangasinan to THREE MILLION PESOS (Php 3,000,000.00) Performance Challenge Fund. The fund will be utilized for development projects inclusive in the LGU’s development plan.
The Seal of Good Local Governance aims to: foster transparency and accounatbility; prepare LGUS for the challenges posed by disasters; boraden acces to social protection services especially the marginalized and the most vulnerable in the community, such as women, children, the lederly, persons with disability and indigenous peoples, among others; atrtact more business investments and employment; protect the community from threats to life and security and uphold the integrity of the environment.
Relative to this, the Municipal Mayor called all Department Heads in a short conference presided by the Municipal Local Government Operations Officer, Mr. Jimmy G. Ocumen to thresh out differences for further improvement for the next validation come September. Mayor Espino thanked all his Department HEads and the MLGOO for the meritorius achievement. He also encouraged everybody to work even harder for mor challenges. The presence of the DILG Provincial Director Ms. Reggie R. Colisao, was an added value to the conference. She read the letter of the DILG Secretary congratulating the Municipal Mayor and the Local Government Unit.