The provincial government of Compostela Valley is receiving P3 million worth of projects under the Performance Challenge Fund (PCF) as an awardee of the “Tapat Na Palakad, Bayang Maunlad” Seal of Good Housekeeping (SGH) of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) this year.
Governor Arturo T. Uy said this is an addition to the various recognitions and awards received by the province for years.
“The province is recognized for meeting the standards of good governance particularly on the principle of accountability, transparency and efficiency in local governance,” he said.
DILG provincial director Liboria Diana happily conferred the Seal recently to Governor Uy.
Uy also went to the municipalities to hand over to the mayors their respective SGH awards.
To recall, Compostela Valley was recognized as one of the top 10 performing provinces in the country in 2011.
“This simply exemplifies that it has gone far in the field of administration and governance, and will continue to fly high in the years to come,” Uy said.
DILG’s Seal of Good Housekeeping promotes honesty and full disclosure policy in LGUs.
Diana said DILG-XI spelled out that without the SGH, no LGUs can avail of the PCF. PCF is not intended to stimulate competition among LGUs but to reward them for helping the government attain the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) of reducing poverty and improving the opportunities for poor households to rise above their current conditions.