THE four new local chief executives in Camanava area have emerged victorious during the awarding` of the Seal of Good Local Governance by the Department of the Interior and Local Government.
Mayors Along Malapitan (Caloocan), Jeannie Sandoval (Malabon), John Rey Tiangco (Navotas) and Wes Gatchalian (Valenzuela) proved to be deserving to lead their respective constituents as shown by various DILG recognitions they obtained.
Being the awardees, they (LGUs) each took home the prestigious SGLG marker alongside the SGLG Incentive Fund of P2.3-million eligibility for the city level to finance high-impact local development projects supportive of the 10 governance areas.
“This is significant because my first term as Valenzuela mayor was gifted with the SGLG award and I credited much of my fellow city workers, barangay officials and my very cooperative constituents,” said Gatchalian.
Tiangco personally received the highly-coveted award with Vice Mayor Tito Sanchez and City Administrator Christia Padolina which was a fifth in a row for Navotas.
“We are more than honored to receive another seal from the DILG, the highest recognition for LGUs. We are proud of what we have accomplished and, at the same time, humbled by this award,” Tiangco said.
Malapitan was gratified by the latest recognition the city has received which turned out to be its seventh consecutive SGLG award.
“Any award will be meaningless if the good work already started is not continued and pledged that all programs and projects of the city government would still be improved,” the son of ex-mayor and now Rep. Oca Malapitan added.
Sandoval was extra delighted by the SGLG award saying this would further inspire her young administration to do more to realize all her campaign promises for her constituents.
“We have already implemented various programs and projects that directly benefit especially those from the poor sector in the city but there are more to carry out as I have dreamed of uplifting the standard of living of my constituents and developing the city further to make it more progressive and competitive,” said Sandoval, the wife of ex-congressman Ricky Sandoval, known also as the ‘Father of Malabon Cityhood.’