THE Cebu Provincial Government received the 2016 Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) for the second year in a row.
The SGLG maintains the primary requirement of meeting the standards of three core areas like financial administration, social protection and disaster preparedness, and at least one of the essential areas.
“The Cebu Provincial Government met the measures for one of the following three essential areas: business friendliness and competitiveness, peace and order and environmental management,” according to the letter of Department of Interior and Local Government Secretary Ismael Sueño’s letter.
Gov. Hilario Davide III and Capitol consultant Jing Lachica attended the awarding ceremony in Metro Manila yesterday.
Local governments nationwide were assessed based on upgraded criteria from March to September this year.
The Capitol first received the SGLG award with a check for P7 million on July 14, 2015.
Through the SGLG award, several opportunities await Cebu, according to Sueño’s letter, 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.