Bacolod City – The provincial government of Negros Occidental and 10 other local government units in the province were among the 493 awardees of the 2023 Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG), records of the Department of Interior and Local Government showed.
Aside from the province of Negros Occidental, other winners were highly urbanized Bacolod City, the cities of Victorias, Cadiz, Escalante, Himamaylan, Sagay, San Carlos, and Talisay, as well as the municipalities of La Castellana and Manapla.
The SGLG is an institutionalized award, incentive, honor, and recognition-based program which aims to continue to uphold its commitment to bringing about inclusive and people-oriented reforms that will enable the LGUs to foster a culture of good governance amid the challenges in the local government landscape.
The awarding rites have been set by DILG on December 13 and 14.
Being an SGLG awardee is among the criteria for local government employees to avail of Performance Based Bonus, which is equivalent to 60 percent of their basic salaries.
Only seven local government units in Negros Occidental are eligible to grant the 2022 performance-based bonus (PBB) to its officials and employees. Provincial government workers did not qualify this year.
In a notice issued by the Department of Interior and Local Government, eligible for the granting of 2022 PBB are the LGU officials and employees of cities of Bago, Himamaylan, Sagay, San Carlos,Silay, Talisay, and Hinoba-an town.
“We are not qualified,” disclosed Provincial Administrator Atty. Rayfrando Diaz on Friday, apparently referring to granting PBB for Capitol employees this year. (Gilbert Bayoran via The Visayan Daily Star (TVDS), photo courtesy of TVDS)