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During the conferment ceremonies at the Marco Polo Plaza Hotel in Cebu with Mayor Fortunato R. Abrenilla receiving the award from DILG Assistant Regional Director Elias F. Fernandez, Jr.

On September 27, Mayor Fortunato R. Abrenilla together with MPDC Engr. Gerry Araneta,  Municipal Accountant Ms. Zenaida Galorio and MLGOO Lito Dajalos received the 2011 Seal of Good Housekeeping Award in a conferment ceremony at the Marco Polo Plaza Hotel, Cebu City.

Jagna is one of the two towns in Bohol, the other town is Ubay, to be conferred this award for the entire Region 7 for 1st to 3rd class category from the DILG.

Memorandum Circular No. 2011 – 95 of the DILG sets the objective, coverage, criteria and general procedure of the 2011 implementation of the Seal of Good Housekeeping (SGH) for Local Governments. The SGH is a mechanism comprising a set of criteria aimed at recognizing local government units (LGUs) with good performance in internal housekeeping. The two criteria set are sound fiscal management and  accountable and transparent governance.

Among the key components of the SGH criteria are compliance to the mandates of the Anti-Red Tape Act as well as to the Full Disclosure Policy of the DILG. Further, LGUs stamped with GHS should have “no adverse” report from the Commission on Audit, which means that they should have complied with all the requirements of the government’s auditing agency. Emphasis is also given to the LGU’s compliance to the mandates of the Anti-Red Tape Act.

The LGUs that receive seals of good housekeeping are eligible for a Performance Challenge Fund (PCF) project cost sharing scheme with the national government in a total of One Million Pesos.