The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Region 13 (Caraga) releases Php 41.8 M worth of checks to thirteen (13) local government units in Caraga that are awardees of the Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) on December 20, 2016 at Pietros Square, Capitol-Bonbon Road, Butuan City.

           The Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) is a program of the DILG which is conferred to deserving LGUs portraying integrity in providing better performance and service based on criteria gauging local government performance. As SGLG awardees. LGUs will receive an incentive fund called Performance Challenge Fund (PCF) to be used for the implementation of local development projects.

          Regional Director Lilibeth A. Famacion, CESO III expressed her congratulations to the 13 LGUs that has exemplified good performance in providing better public service that is coupled with integrity, transparency and accountability. She hopes that there will be more LGUs in the region acclaimed as SGLG passers in the next round of assessment.

            Through DILG Memorandum dated December 19, 2016 entitled: "Release of Funding Check for Performance Challenge Fund (PCF) 2016", the following checks were released to the following LGUs:

     LGU RECIPIENT

AMOUNT

1. Carmen, Agusan del Norte

3,000,000.00

2. Trento, Agusan del Sur

3,000,000.00

3. Loreto, Dinagat Islands

3,000,000.00

4. Claver, Surigao del Norte

3,000,000.00

5. Del Carmen, Surigao del Norte

3,000,000.00

6. Mainit, Surigao del Norte

3,000,000.00

7. Malimono, Surigao del Norte

3,000,000.00

8. Tandag City, Surigao del Sur

3,400,000.00

9. Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur

3,000,000.00

10. Lanuza, Surigao del Sur

3,000,000.00

11. Bislig City,Surigao del Sur

3,400,000.00

12. Province of Dinagat Islands

4,000,000.00

13. Province of Surigao del Norte

4,000,000.00

            The SGLG 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.

            In the country, there are only 306 LGUs that received the Seal. For an LGU to be an SGLG awardee, it should pass all "three (3) core assessment areas": Good Financial Housekeeping (GFH), Social Protection and Disaster Preparedness, and "at least one (1) of the essential areas": Business-Friendliness and Competitiveness, Peace and Order and Environmental Management. (Florian Faith Jr. P. Bayawa, LGOO V, DILG 13)

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