The Provincial Government of Nueva Vizcaya in partnership with the Department of Interior and Local Government Nueva Vizcaya Provincial Office conferred municipalities and barangays during the awarding Ceremony of the Nueva Vizcayas Bests: An Award Recognizing the HUSAY VIZCAYANO Exemplars of Governance and Public Service held last November 3, 2016 at Sacred Heart Center, St. Mary’s University, Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya.
Once more, the Municipality of Villaverde bagged the award as 2016 Most Outstanding Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) Implementer and 2016 Most Outstanding Full Disclosure Policy (FDP) Implementer of the Province. Moreover, some of the barangays of the municipality also received awards for being the 2016 Most Outstanding Barangay Peace and Order Council (BPOC) of the Province (Barangay Ibung) and 2016 Most Outstanding Lupong Tagapamayapa of the Province – 4th-6th Class Municipality Category (Barangay Bintawan Norte).
Futhermore, last November 8, 2016, the very enthusiastic Municipal Mayor, Vice Mayor, SB members and barangay officials also received the awards as Regional winner of the 2016 Most Outstanding Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (DRRM) Implementer and 2016 Most Outstanding Barangay Peace and Order Council (BPOC) in Region 02 given at Ilagan, Isabela.
These numerous awards given by recognizing bodies will surely paved the way to boost the morale of municipalities and barangays for them to strive more to become successful and be more efficient to pursue excellence in local governance and public service.
Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) is an award and incentive program for performing local governments to encourage and challenge all provinces, cities and municipalities to improve on their performance and service delivery. For a Local Government Unit (LGU) to become SGLG recipient, it needs to pass all the three core assessment areas – Good Financial Housekeeping, Social Protection and Disaster Preparedness, and at least one from the essential assessment areas – Business-Friendliness and Competitiveness, Peace & Order or Environmental Management.
The Municipality of Villaverde did not only pass the three core assessment areas but also accomplished with flying colors the three essential areas set by DILG thus the Municipality was conferred for the second time as one of the municipalities that got the highest mark in the challenge to earn the Seal among 306 municipalities. All the hardwork and efforts of all the involved agencies within the municipality paved out because SGLG award is the highest award given by the Department of Interior and Local Government SGLG symbolizes the integrity and good performance of the Local Government.
The award winning LCE of Villaverde humbly accepted the conferment last October 27, 2016 at Sofitel, Pasay City.