POLANGUI, Albay – The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) has recently announced that this premier town has successfully passed the criteria of the 2023 Seal of Good Governance. It emerged as the lone awardee in Albay and one of the few to garner the honor in the Bicol Region.
In a recent letter to Polangui Mayor Raymond Adrian E. Salceda, DILG Secretary Benjamin Abalos Jr., who chairs the Council of Good Local Governance, conveyed the announcement and his felicitations for the honor his town has received.
“Out of 1, 715 LGUs assessed this year, the Municipality of Polangui is among those which have substantially met the all-in standards of the Seal. We at the Council of Good Local Governance, are proud to have witnessed how you take on the challenge of becoming exemplars of tapat at mahusay na pamahalaang local,” Abalos said in his letter.
“As an SGLG [Seal of Good Governance] passer, your LGU is entitled to the SGLG Incentive Fund, and other national program windows, subject to specific guidelines,” it added.
Mayor Salceda is scheduled to receive the award at the 2023 SGLG Awarding Ceremony at 1 PM, December 15, at the Fiesta Pavilion of the Manila Hotel.
Mayor Salceda is the son of Albay 2nd Dist. Congressman Joey Sarte Salceda, who, during his nine-year term as governor of Albay has himself been an exemplary public servant and had reaped numerous international and national awards for his province.
“Polangui is Albay’s premier municipality, a hub for education, transportation and agro-industrial production in the region. It is committed to delivering exceptional love an service, upholding inclusivity, transparency, ethics, and accountability, and ensuring a thriving community for Polangueños,” Mayor Salceda declared.