TALIBON RECIPIENT OF HIGHEST DILG AWARD AGAIN
The Municipality of Talibon, represented by Mayor Restituto B. Auxtero was again vested with the Seal of Good Local Governance by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) in simple yet meaningful rites at Sofitel Hotel, Pasay, Metropolitan Manila last October 27, 2016 in the presence of DILG Sec. Ismael Sueno, Sen. Sonny Angara and Sen. Loren Legarda.
Same month last year, LGU-Talibon was conferred with the same prestigious award during the Regional Conferment Ceremony held at the Bohol Tropics Resort Club at Tagbilaran City, Bohol on Wednesday, October 7, 2015.
The highest DILG award was conferred upon LGU Talibon for having met all the criteria of the Core Components of the Seal, as follows: Good Financial Housekeeping, Social Protection and Disaster Preparedness; and for meeting two of three (3) Essential Requirements such as Environmental Management, and Peace and Order.
LGUs were required to meet only at least one of the three listed Essential Requirements, yet the assessment resulted in the town meeting two of them. Last year, they were able to meet all three essential requirements which included Business-friendliness and Competitiveness.
Mayor Restituto B. Auxtero received a heavy glass plaque with a corresponding monetary incentive of P3M from DILG Secretary Ismael Sueno as MLGOO Maura M. Justol and Bohol Provincial Gov. Edgar M. Chatto looked on. The Province of Bohol is likewise a recipient of the Seal of Good Local Governance with a whopping P7M cash incentive in tow. Six (6) Bohol towns were also recipients of the SGLG Award, namely: Alicia, Corella, Duero, Maribojoc, Tubigon and Trinidad.
Aside from the P3M incentive, acquiring the Seal now entitles the LGU and the other winning towns to access the Performance Challenge Fund for 2016 and other national performance-based programs.
In Region VII, only two (2) provinces coveted the SGLG Award, Bohol and Cebu City; Mandaue City is the lone city recipient; and from eight (8) municipalities, 7 were from Bohol and one (1) town from Cebu which is Medellin.
The Seal of Good Local Governance, with the theme “Pagkilala sa Katapatan at Kahusayan ng Pamahalaang Lokal” is now an annual DILG event for deserving provinces, cities and municipalities that perform well in various fields such as peace and order, environmental management, business-friendliness, and competitiveness. This is one way wherein the Government Units are encouraged to aim high and pursue good governance practices and by doing so provide better services to their constituents.
On the 1st Monday after the long holidays, during the Flag Raising Ceremony, Mayor Auxtero announced the SGLG Award with the P3M incentive and other awards recently received by the LGU such as the Presidential Award for Child Friendly Municipality (the only recipient of Region VII), the DA-BFAR BoatR Program Award with a P2M incentive and three DOH Awards and thanked all employees for a job well done. He said that he only “tilled the boat”, so to speak, while all sectors of the municipality did the rowing or the hard work. He encouraged them to aim high and pursue more positive activities in order to maintain momentum and be able to bag another award next year. (ellenmarieobuno)