LUPON Municipal Government was awarded the 2016 Seal of Good Local Governance by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) yesterday at the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila.

The Seal of Good Local Governance is a DILG program which recognizes LGUs that meet criteria for outstanding governance and are rewarded with additional opportunities and fund benefits.

The local government passed all the parameters of the core components, namely, financial administration, social protection and disaster preparedness. Moreover, the LGU also passed all the essential criteria, the Business Friendliness and Competitiveness, Peace and Order, and the Environmental Protection.

Mayor Erlinda D. Lim welcomed the development of the local government being able to qualify for the Search for Good Local Governance award, citing that it should be an inspiration for local officials and employees to continue striving for the best in order to improve the implementation of development projects and enhance the delivery of basic services to the people.

Through the SGLG award, several opportunities await Lupon, including entitlement to the Performance Challenge Fund, facilitation of loan approval through the issuance of a “Good Financial Housekeeping Certification,” and other program windows subject to specific program guidelines.

Awarding Ceremony. Mayor Erlinda D. Lim (second from left) attends the awarding ceremony in Metro Manila. DILG Secretary Ismael Sueño is standing fifth from left.
Awarding Ceremony. Mayor Erlinda D. Lim (second from left) attends the awarding ceremony in Metro Manila. DILG Secretary Ismael Sueño is standing fifth from left.