Camiling received Seal of Good Housekeeping from DILG

October 29, 2011

MANILA, Philippines — Tarlac province and ten of its municipalities were given the Seal of Good Housekeeping (SGH) by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), officials reported Saturday.

DILG Secretary Jesse Robredo bestowed the honor on Tarlac Governor Victor Yap and the mayors of San Manuel, Ramos, Pura, Anao, Bamban, Camiling, Capas, Mayantoc, Moncada and Paniqui in a ceremony held at Clark Freeport, Pampanga.

“The SGH is conferred to local government units (LGUs) that have excelled in the areas of planning, budgeting, revenue mobilization, financial management and budget execution, procurement and resource mobilization,” said Ria Ramos of DILG-Tarlac.

LGU recipients of the said merit have obtained a “no adverse” report from the Commission on Audit (CoA) which means that they have complied with all the requirements of the government’s auditing agency.

“SGH honorees automatically vie for the Performance Challenge Fund (PCF) wherein chosen LGUs receive P1 million each from the national government which will be utilized for projects supportive to the attainment of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals such as eradicate extreme poverty and hunger, achieve universal primary education, reduce child mortality and promote gender equality,” Ramos said.

For 2011, the PCF grantees in Tarlac were the municipalities of Ramos, Pura, Anao and San Manuel.

Apart from being a requirement for the PCF, the SGH is also a criterion in the selection of regional and national Gawad Pamana ng Lahi (GPL) winners.

Source: (October 29, 2011, 6:58pm)