THE Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) on Thursday formally turned over to the City
Government P3.4 million performance challenge fund, an incentive for achieving the 2016 Seal of Good
Local Governance (SGLG).

Mayor Maria Isabelle Climaco-Salazar received the check on behalf of the City Government, which was
turned over by Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Regional Director Paizal Abutazil.

The SGLG is given to local government units that raised the bar of excellence in local governance.

Zamboanga City passed all the minimum parameters of the core components namely financial
administration, social protection and disaster preparedness.

The City Government also met the measures for two of the 3 essential areas- business friendliness and
competitiveness; peace and environmental management.

Salazar said the performance challenge fund will be used for certain projects based on the criteria set by
the DILG.