SUBIC, Zambales A total of 43 local government units (LGUs) in Central Luzon that successfully passed the year’s Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) assessment receieved a total of PHP162.3 million in subsidy from the Department of the Interior and Local Government’s Performance Challenge Fund (PCF).
The PCF or also known as Performance Challenge Fund is a grant or cash award given to eligible LGUs to support high-impact local development projects identified as a priority by the local government.
DILG Regional Director Julie Daquioag led the awarding of the PCF Incentive in ceremonies at the Subic Bay Traveler’s Hotel. In her message, she urged the Local Chief Executives of the PCF recipients and awardees to sustain their efforts towards attaining a more transparent, accountable, responsive and participative governance.
“i am also encouraging other LGUs to strive for better performance in order for them to qualify in the SGLG assessments next year”
The cities of Balanga in Bataan; San Fernando and Mabalacat in Pampanga; San Jose and Science City of Munoz in Nueva Ecija, on the other hand, got PHP5.1-million PCF each.
Meanwhile, the 34 municipal governments in the region that were awarded with PHP3.2-million PCF each are Baler and Maria Aurora in Aurora; Bagac, Hermosa, Morong, Orani, Pilar and Samal in Bataan; Baliuag, Guiguinto and Plaridel in Bulacan;
Cabiao, Llanera, Peñaranda, Rizal, San Leonardo, Sta. Rosa, and Talavera, in Nueva Ecija; Bacolor, Floridablanca, Lubao, Macabebe, Mexico, San Simon, Sta. Ana and Sto. Tomas in Pampanga; Capas, Gerona, Moncada, Paniqui, Pura, and Victoria in Tarlac; and San Antonio and San Felipe in Zambales.