The Regional Assessment Team (RAT) of the Department of the Interior and Local Government evaluated the Local Government Unit of Trento for the Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) on April 14, 2016.
The team assessed all available documents as means of verification under the three cores: (1) Financial Administration which include good financial housekeeping, compliance with accounting and auditing standards, compliance with the Full Disclosure Policy of Local Budget and Finances, Bids and Public Offering, and efforts toward a sound management of finances; (2) Disaster Preparedness which include structures, plans, and systems that help in anticipating, managing, and recovering from the impacts of disasters; and, (3) Social Protection which concerns to the needs of the vulnerable sectors like women, children, senior citizens, indigenous people, and persons with disabilities among others.
Aside from the Core Areas, the team verified all documents under the Essentials Criteria which comprise (1) Business Friendliness and Competitiveness (2) Peace and Order, and (3) Environmental Management.
After thorough validation of all documents, the assessment team proceeded to the field to inspect the operational readiness of Early Warning Systems and Devices installed across the barangays of Trento, the Search and Rescue Equipment stored in the Operations Center of the MDRRMC, the Eco Park as an alternative technology in disposing residual wastes, and, the ramps for special lanes in the Government Building and the Rural Health Unit.
The SGLG evaluation was conducted to all LGUs in the country as a means of verification on how far the services were implemented to the community under all the criteria earlier mentioned. It will then determine the LGU’s capacity to accept another responsibility in the development of its territorial jurisdiction.