Good news to local government units (LGU) who are winners of the Local Governance Performance Management System Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG).
Another set of monetary awards awaits these LGU winners as the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is now facilitating said additional award intended for them.
Nelin Cabahug, Provincial Director of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) , informed newsmen based here that the said prize is now being facilitated by the DILG for budgeting before the Department of Budget and Management (DBM).
“As far as we know, those LGU winners for good governance can avail of these funds for their poverty alleviation program and can be released by 2015,” said Cabahug. Among the winners in Bataan are Balanga City, Mariveles, Samal, Bagac and Pilar.
The SGLG is an upgrade of the Seal of Good Housekeeping that was implemented from 2010 to 2012. It now has six performance dimensions which are divided into two categories: non-negotiable Core Assessment Areas and Essential Assessment Areas, DILG Regional Director Florida Dijan said.
Non-negotiable Core Assessment Areas consist of local government unit performance on good housekeeping standards, disaster preparedness, and social protection while Essential Assessment Areas are performance on business friendliness and competitiveness, environment management, and peace and order.
“The DILG will recognize and incentivize provincial, city, and municipal governments that respond to the challenge of the SGLG,” Dijan added.