The province of Bohol and five local government units in the province are set to be awarded with the Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG).
DILG provincial director Ma. Lousella Lucino told dyRD Balita that Bohol, Tagbilaran City and the towns of Alicia, Bien Unido, Duero and Tubigon will be conferred the SGLG on Nov. 27 at the Manila Hotel.
Of the 81 provinces across the country, only 28 including Bohol will be honored with the SGLG, said the DILG.
The SGLG is an annual conferment to LGUs that complied with performance criteria in several key elements including good financial housekeeping, disaster preparedness, social protection, business-friendliness and competitiveness, environmental management, peace and order and public safety.
According to Lucino, 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 will be extended P7 million while Tagbilaran City and the four towns will get P5 million and P3 million each, respectively, through the DILG Performance Challenge Fund, she said.
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 LGU 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. (Rey Tutas)