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DILG confers Seal of Good Housekeeping to all provincial gov’ts and HUCs in Central LuzonOctober 26, 2012


By Carlo Lorenzo J. Datu
PIA News

CLARK FREEPORT, Oct. 26 (PIA) -- Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) conferred on Wednesday the Seal of Good Housekeeping (SGH) marker to the provincial governments of Aurora, Bataan, Bulacan, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Tarlac, and Zambales and highly urbanized cities of Angeles and Olongapo. 

Secretary Manuel Roxas II bestowed the recognition in a ceremony in Clark Freeport. 

“SGH is given 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," DILG Regional Director Florida Dijan explained. 

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

All seven provinces, 13 cities, and 117 municipalities in Central Luzon have been awarded with the SGH- the first region to achieve such feat. 

SGH honorees automatically vie for the Performance Challenge Fund (PCF) wherein chosen LGUs each receive P7 million (for provinces), P3 million (for cities) and P1 million (for municipalities) 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. 

For 2012, PCF grantees are the towns of Dinalupihan, Mariveles, and Orani in Bataan; Angat, Balagtas, Baliuag, Bulacan, Calumpit, Guiguinto, Hagonoy, Plaridel, Pulilan, San Rafael, and Sta. Maria in Bulacan; Sta. Rosa in Nueva Ecija; Apalit, Arayat, Guagua, Macabebe, Magalang, Mexico, and Mabalacat (was a municipality during the time of PCF application) in Pampanga; Camiling, Moncada, and Paniqui in Tarlac; and Botolan and San Marcelino in Zambales. (WLB/CLJD-PIA 3)



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