THE Municipal Government of Porac underwent a whole-day assessment from a team of assessors under the Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) program of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG).

The assessors were welcomed yesterday by Mayor Condralito Dela Cruz, Vice Mayor Dexter David and Board Member Fritzie David-Dizon. The assessors met with officers and managers of the municipal government as they looked into the facilities and programs of the municipal government.

The assessment aimed to evaluate if the town meets all the criteria of the core components of the seal which include good financial housekeeping, social protection and disaster preparedness.

Also, the municipality has to meet the requirements for all the essential components of the seal in terms of business-friendliness and competitiveness, environmental management and peace and order.

It could be remembered that this town has qualified for the 2015 Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) enabling its local government to access P3- million for infrastructure projects under the agency’s Performance Challenge Fund (PCF).

The SGLG is a scaled-up version of the Seal of Good Housekeeping (SGH). The PCF is an incentive fund to local government units (LGUs) in the form of counterpart funding to high-impact capital investment projects in the Annual Investment Program and the 20 percent Development Fund consistent with national priorities.

It is open to all provinces, cities and municipalities awarded with the Seal of Good Housekeeping provided that the LGU shall allocate a counterpart fund to implement capital investment projects aligned with the national development agenda and priorities. Porac town was a passer of the 2012 Seal of Good Housekeeping and later the Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) in 2014, the perquisites to qualify for the PCF.

The SGLG is given to LGUs with good performance in internal housekeeping, especially on sound fiscal management, transparency, accountability, and performance management.