The municipality of Brooke’s Point has made it to the Hall of Fame of the Department of Interior and Local Government’s (DILG) Seal of Good Local Governance award, after winning its third citation this year.
Brooke’s Point Mayor Mary Jean Feliciano received on Friday in a ceremony held at the Manila Hotel.
The SGLG award is the highest form of recognition given by the DILG to local governments that pass a set of criteria or “core components” under its program including financial administration, social protection and disaster preparedness.
The SGLG covers 81 provinces, 145 cities and 1,489 municipalities, which are evaluated regionally and nationally. The program was launched in 2014 as a scaled up version of the Seal of Good Housekeeping in a mission of sustaining a transparent better local governance.
For 2017, the DILG adopted a more stringent criteria in choosing SGLG awardees by scaling up the requirements and including parameters such as peace and order.
As a recipient of the award for three consecutive years, the municipality received a “special award of distinction” in addition to funding support worth of P2M for its priority development projects.
Felciano said they will utilize the funds for road improvement projects.
“P2M para sa barangay road concreting, ‘yun ang nais naming project,” Feliciano said.