Thirteen (13) Local Government Units (LGUs) in Region 13 (Caraga) are awardees of the Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG), a program of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) which is conferred to deserving LGUs portraying integrity in providing better performance and service based on criteria gauging local government performance.

          The awardees for the Province category are: 1) Province of Dinagat Islands and 2) Province of Surigao del Norte; City category: 3) Bislig City and 4) Tandag City; Municipal category: 5) Hinatuan, 6) Lanuza, 7) Loreto (Dinagat Islands), 8) Trento, 9) Carmen (Agusan del Norte), 10) Claver, 11) Del Carmen, 12) Mainit and 13) Malimono.

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           The National Conferment Ceremony for LGUs that have passed the test of good local governance is being held at Sofitel Philippine Plaza, Manila, today – October 27, 2016. The awarding is just in time with the culmination activity of the month-long celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Local Government Code (LGC) of 1991 with the theme: “LGC @ 25: Pagsulong, Progreso, Pagbabago.”

            As the Code reaches its 25th year of implementation, the DILG celebrates the journey of local governance and builds on its recent progress to guide and transform LGUs as able instruments of good governance in shifting towards federalism.

           Interior and Local Government Secretary Ismael ‘Mike’ D. Sueno said this year’s celebration is a ‘huge milestone’, as it celebrates significant breakthroughs and exemplary performance in the 25-year journey of local governance.

            In the country, there are 306 LGUs that will receive the Seal. The SGLG awardees will receive an incentive fund called Performance Challenge Fund which they can use for the implementation of local development projects. (Florian Faith Jr. P. Bayawa, LGOO V, DILG 13)

 

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