After months of rigorous preparation, the City of Tagbilaran warmly welcomed the DILG National Validation team led by Ms. Reina Quilas and the SGLG national validators from Region VIII at the Sandugo Session Hall on August 17, 2017. City Mayor John Geesnell L. Yap II and City Vice Mayor Jose Antonio S. Veloso led the City Government of Tagbilaran in ensuring all the documents were submitted for the Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) assessment and answered the interview questions from the National Validators with the assistance of City DILG Officer Mardonio Roxas and USAID – SURGE Coordinator Rosalinda Paredes.
The SGLG, the highest award and the mother of all awards conferred to LGUs by DILG. The SGLG is a recognition of good performance of provincial, city and municipal governments, not only on financial housekeeping, disaster preparedness, social protection, Business-Friendliness and Competitiveness, Peace and Order; and Environmental Management.