- Written by LGOO II Judy Mae Magdato
- Category: News and Updates
- Published: 26 February 2018
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SAN JOSE,Antique - The capital town of Antique, San Jose de Buenavista was granted 3M Performance Challenge Fund (PCF) by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) as incentive for passing the 2016 Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG). This was utilized in the procurement of dump trucks.
“The Municipality of San Jose has identified enhancement of the solid waste management program by procuring dump trucks as a tangible project from this cash incentive.” said MLGOO Janeth Norella.
The dump trucks were presented by Mayor Untaran to the local officials of the Municipality of San Jose during the flag raising ceremony held last January 15, 2017. Three units were procured costing to 1M each. This also serves as a recognition for the efforts of the LGU officials to pass the seal.
According to Municipal Mayor Elmer Untaran, it has been observed that garbage heaps grow fast as the municipality develops. The procurement of dump trucks is one effective mechanism in reducing solid wastes, enhancing garbage collection and minimizing environmental and health hazards in the municipality which will benefit 12,000 households.
The SGLG DILG was introduced to provide greater challenge to the LGUs to continue their good governance practices and provide better services. To qualify for the SGLG, LGUs must comply with the 4+1 assessment criteria. LGUs should pass four core areas namely financial administration, disaster preparedness, social protection and peace and order. They must also pass at least one from these essential areas: business friendliness and competitiveness; tourism, culture and the arts; and environmental protection. PCF is a form of financial subsidy only given to passers of SGLG to be used for local development projects.
The municipality was also given 2M in December last year for passing the SGLG in 2017. This fund will be used to implement local development projects aligned with the national development agenda. (LGOO II Judy Mae Magdato, DILG6-Antique)