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Surigao Norte bags award for good governanceApril 17, 2012

SURIGAO DEL NORTE, April 17 (PIA) -- Surigao del Norte Governor Sol Matugas is happy to announce that Surigao del Norte is a recipient of an Incentive Fund from the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) for passing the 2011 Seal of Good Housekeeping (SGH) Round 2 Assessment.

The Performance Challenge Fund (PCF) is P7,000,000 which will go to development projects designed to address the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) targets, Poverty Alleviation Framework, and the Disaster Preparedness and Climate Change Adaptation. The Performance Challenge Fund is an award given to local government units which are performing well in various components of local governance.

The provincial government under the administration of Gov. Sol Matugas is working towards excellence in local governance. The programs and projects to achieve development goals and objectives are well-placed.

The local special bodies are revitalized and more vibrant. The convergence approach is successfully implemented to maximize the use of resources and to achieve participatory and transparent governance.

In this connection, Surigao del Norte is embarking on Organizational Diagnosis study to improve the current government operations to make it more efficient, effective, transparent, and relevant. (FEA/Maryjul E. Escalante/Provincial Information Center)  

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