The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) has recognized Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) with the most number of local government units (LGUs) in Mindanao that earned this year’s Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG).
BARMM ranked fifth among the regions in the country with 28 LGUs receiving the 2019 SGLG recognition.
Leading the 2019 SGLG passers are Region I with a total of 65 LGUs, closely followed by Region III with 63, and then Region II with 40 LGUs, and CALABARZON with 33 LGUs.
“These are the usual regions on the top of the list and we thank them for their commitment, especially BARMM that made sure its programs are in place for the people,” said DILG Secretary Eduardo M. Año.
Northern Mindanao raked in 23 passers while Region VIII tallied 21 followed by Region XIII with 19, Region VI with 18, Region V with 14, CAR with 12, Regions IX and XI with 9 passers apiece, National Capital Region with 8, MIMAROPA with 7, Region VI with 6, and Region XII with 5.
Año said the 2019 SGLG awardees have 99 more municipalities and 18 added cities that have stepped up to the plate compared to 2018 while maintaining the same number of provincial passers.