Nineteen (19) local government units from Northern Mindanao have been conferred with the much-coveted Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) during the 2015 SGLG Awarding Ceremony held at Mallberry Suites, Cagayan de Oro City recently.
The awardees, composed of 3 provinces, 2 cities and 14 municipalities, were the provinces of Camiguin,Lanao del Norte and Misamis Occidental; the cities of Valencia and Oroquieta; and the provinces of Dangcagan, Impasug-ong, Maramag, Baroy,Kapatagan,Kauswagan, Lala, Bonifacio, Lopez Jaena,Plaridel, Lugait, Opol, Salay and Villanueva.
Each Awardee-LGU received an SGLG Seal Marker and is now eligible to access the Performance Challenge Fund (PCF) in the amount of P3M for municipalities, P5M for cities and P7M for the provinces, subject to submission of certain administrative requirements.
Gracing the event to hand-in the awards to the recipient LGUs were DILG OIC-Regional Director Nilo P. Castanares, DILG- Local Government Capability Development Division (LGCDD) Chief Foster N. Anayron and Cong. Juliette Uy of 2nd District Misamis Oriental.
The attendance of provincial governors, city/municipal mayors of the awardee-LGUs joined by their respective local government operations officers (LGOOs) and other local functionaries made the ceremony more meaningful.
OIC-RD Castanares, in closing, reiterated the commitment towards providing transparent, effective and accountable governance to the people of this country and to treat every work day an opportunity to touch lives and make a difference in the spirit of service.