Governor Ryan Singson received the 2016 Seal of Good Local Governance during the Philippine Local Governance Congress and Awarding Ceremony headed by DILG Secretary Ismael Sueno and Senator Sonny Angara at Sofitel Philippines Plaza on October 27.
The Provincial Government of Ilocos Sur passed the rigid requirements which were the ultimate measure of performance of all local government units.
The Department of Interior and Local Government laid down standards in order for an LGU to be awarded the seal. These requirements include meeting the three core areas namely: financial administration, social protection and disaster preparedness; and to pass at least one of the essential areas namely: business friendliness and competitiveness, peace and order and environmental management.
Gov. Ryan Singson gladly announced that Ilocos Sur met all these requirements. He dedicates this award to all Ilocosurians, to his co-leaders, to all the stakeholders and partner agencies who are working hand in hand with the provincial government towards the attainment of a progressive Ilocos Sur ever since his term commences in 2013.
"We are glad to receive such an award and this shows our efforts and initiative but, this also serves as a big challenge. A challenge to sustain our good governance and achieving the same in the next coming years", Gov. Ryan Singson said.
Meanwhile, the cash award amounting to 7Million pesos received by the province will be used for the different development programs especially in improving health care services in all hospitals in the province.
Last 2012, the province of Ilocos Sur was also awarded seal of good housekeeping. # Source – PIO Ilocos Sur