In a recent visit to the House of Representatives, officials and selected employees from the local government of Baras, Catanduanes, led by Mayor Jose Paolo Teves III, received recognition from Deputy Majority Leader and TGP Party-List Representative Bong Joson Teves Jr.
The delegation was honored with the prestigious Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), solidifying their commitment to effective and transparent governance. Baras stands as the lone municipality in the province of Catanduanes to be bestowed with this esteemed recognition.
The SGLG, a testament to the locality’s adherence to good governance principles, encompasses various criteria such as financial stability, social protection, disaster resilience, and environmental management. This acknowledgment highlights the commendable efforts and initiatives undertaken by the local officials and employees to ensure the well-being and progress of their community.
Mayor Jose Paolo Teves III expressed gratitude for the recognition, emphasizing the collaborative efforts that have propelled Baras towards achieving this milestone. He credited the dedication of the local government team, acknowledging their unwavering commitment to fostering positive change and sustainable development within the municipality.
Deputy Majority Leader Bong Joson Teves Jr. commended Baras for setting a high standard in local governance. He emphasized the importance of exemplary leadership in addressing the needs of the community, promoting inclusive growth, and upholding the values of public service.