Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Province of Bohol & 5 LGUs earn
Seal of Good Local Governance

TAGBILARAN CITY, Nov. 11 (PIA)--The province of Bohol and five local government units in the province earn the Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG).

Of the 81 provinces across the country, only 28 including Bohol will be honored with the SGLG.

Aside from the province, those who will be conferred on November 27 in Manila Hotel are the municipalities of Alicia, Bien Unido, Duero, Tubigon and the City of Tagbilaran.

DILG provincial director Ma. Lousella Lucino in a radio interview said awardees will be honored with an SGLG glass marker from the DILG while various amounts of monetary rewards will also be given out to the different localities.

Bohol is set to receive P7 million while Tagbilaran City will get P5 million and the four LGUs will receive P3 million each, through the DILG Performance Challenge Fund, Lucino added.

This will be the third time that the province and Alicia will be awarded with the SGLG since 2015 while it will be the first time that the Tagbilaran City will be conferred with the distinction.

In 2016, the towns of Corella, Duero, Maribojoc, Talibon, Tubigon and Trinidad were also awarded with the SGLG.

Danao, Loboc, Loon, Maribojoc, Panglao, San Miguel, Sierra-Bullones and Talibon earned the same award in 2015. 

The SGLG is a progressive assessment system adopted by DILG to give distinction to remarkable local government performance across several areas. 

To win the award, local government units must pass the several key elements including financial administration, disaster preparedness, social protection and tourism, culture and arts. 

For this year, the DILG raised its overall assessment criteria by including peace and order to its list of core areas. (ecb/PIA7-Bohol)