Candon City capped 2017 with a bang by making it to the list of the Seal of Good Local Governance Awardees.

Candon City is one of the 61 out of 145 cities nationwide that was able to pass the assessment.

“This is the result of collective efforts of all Candonians to make it to the exclusive list,” City Mayor Ericson Singson said.

City Mayor Singson told the good news to the city officials, employees and early clients during his regular flag raising message.

The recognition will serve as additional inspiration to be always strive for the best services for all stakeholders, he said.

To qualify for the SGLG, LGUs must comply with the ‘4+1’ assessment criteria. LGUs ought to pass four core areas namely financial administration, disaster preparedness, social protection, and the new additional area peace and order.

They must also pass at least one essential area, either, business friendliness and competitiveness; tourism, culture and the arts; or environmental protection.

The national evaluators that assessed the city and the other entries in region I came from Region IV-b or MIMAROPA region.

Passers are conferred with an SGLG marker to be placed in their provincial, city, or municipal halls and a Performance Challenge Fund (PCF), an incentive in millions of pesos to be used for local development projects.