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CITY HALL – Hon. Atella Velasco and Hon. Bienvenido Acevedo, Jr., on behalf of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), spearheaded the validation of the Local Government of Biñan on August 24, 2017. “Ngayon po ay ginagawa namin ang pagkakakilanlan ng Lungsod ng Biñan. Ibabalik namin ‘yung old glory ng city para may pagkakakilanlan ang Lungsod,” Mayor Arman uttered. Mayor Arman Dimaguila, together with Vice Mayor Gel Alonte, members of the City Council and the Department Heads, joined hands to give the national validators a warm welcome and worked hard to comply with all the standards of DILG. The validators were impressed by the good governance practices and improved services of our Local Chief Executive, as well as, the local government. Mayor Arman was recognized for his relentless efforts to serve the Biñanenses. They also lauded our City for passing all four core assessment areas – Good Financial Housekeeping, Social Protection and Disaster Preparedness, and essential areas such as Business-Friendliness and Competitiveness, Peace & Order or Environmental Management. The Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) or Pagkilala sa Katapatan at Kahusayan ng Pamahalaang Lokal was introduced to provide a greater challenge for the local government units to continue their good governance practices while providing better services. It is guided by the provisions of the Republic Act 7160 or the Local Government Code of 1991, the General Appropriations Act of 2017 and Administrative Order No. 267 of 1992. “Hindi po maaari na ang Biñan ay makilala sa magandang serbisyo at maayos na imprastraktura, pero nakakalimutan naman po ang kanyang pinagmulan. Kaya ang Lungsod ng Biñan po ay makikilala sa maaasahang mamamayan at makikilala sa paghahangad ng kaunlaran ngunit ‘di tatalikuran ang pinanggalingan ng kanyang kasaysayan,” he added. Therefore, Mayor Arman is eyeing for the conferment of DILG’s Seal of Good Local Governance. He is challenged to give more in the name of better service and good governance in the City of Biñan; and aspires for better programs and policies. Forthwith, the Local Government of Biñan, along with the employees, doubles its best efforts to pull all resources to elevate its stature to the Hall of Fame for SGLG.more photos