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Davao City — Eight local government units in Davao Region are set to be given by the Department of Interior and Local Government with the Seal of Good Local Governance(SGLG) award and the corresponding grant from the Performance Challenge Fund for passing the SGLG 2014 assessment.
The top performing LGUs are the provinces of Davao Oriental, Davao del Norte, Davao del Sur,CompostelaValley,the City of Davao and the municipalities of Monte-vista, Sulop and Boston who passed the criteria under the core components of the SGLG.
Ananias M. Villacorta, Regional Director of DILG 11 said “each awardee from the provinces will also receive a grant from the Performance Challenge fund – P7 million for provincial LGUs, P5million for city LGU and P3M for municipality. The funds will be used as a counterpart to subsidize big projects of the LGUs under the 20% local development fund.”
SGLG is an upgraded version of the Seal of Good Housekeeping (SGH) which included other performance indicators.
Villacorta added that these LGUshavemet the corecomponents of SGL Gnamely: good financial housekeeping, social protection and disaster preparedness. They have also hurdled the requirement of at least one of the “essential components” of the seal which are business-friendliness and competitiveness, environment management and peace and order.
Like the SGH, the SGLG will be a requisite for LGUs to access funds from the national government through programs such as Payapa at MasaganangPayamanan (PAMANA), Grassroots Participatory Budgeting (GPB) which replaces Bottom-up Budgeting (BUB), Performance Challenge Fund (PCF); Sagana at LigtasnaTubig para saLahat (SALINTUBIG); Special Local Road Fund (SLRF); and will also be a requisite for the LGUs to be able to apply for loans from banks.
Villacorta said that this is “challenge for other LGUs to perform better andultimately achieve a desirable living condition for all constituents”. LGRRC-PCL