The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) conferred to Koronadal City the Seal of Good Housekeeping Award for 2011 in recognition of its “transparent and accountable governance.”
Josephine Leysa, DILG-South Cotabato provincial director, said the award was in recognition of the local government’s efforts in promoting the principles of good governance especially in the implementation of programs and projects and financial transactions.
She said the city has no adverse opinion from the Commission on Audit (COA) and achieved full disclosure in all of its financial transactions.
The DILG official presented the award during the opening program on Monday of Koronadal City’s 2nd Negosyo Festival at the Gaisano Grand Mall.
The festivity, which runs until Oct. 8, was among the highlights of the city’s 12th charter anniversary celebration.
Leysa said the local government also received a financial grant of P28 million as part of the award.
The P25 million came from the DILG’s Local Government Support Fund while the P3 million was from the Performance Challenge Fund.
Koronadal City Mayor Peter Miguel said they consider the award as a challenge and inspiration for them to continue the implementation of various reforms that would ensure the institutionalization of effective, transparent and accountable governance.