ANTIPOLO CITY, Rizal, March 1 (PIA) — The Rizal provincial government was awarded again the silver grade seal of good housekeeping, one grade lower than the highest recognition under the provincial category. It was awarded the seal of good housekeeping for the first time in 2011.
Rizal province was chosen to receive the Silver Grade Seal for its outstanding audit report by the Commission on Audit (COA) and for improving its performance based on fiscal management, transparency and accountability
DILG has devised the Seal as a gauge to measure LGUs performance based on fiscal management and transparency and accountability which refers to the full disclosure of local budget and finances, bids and public offerings.
Last year, the province received a Local Government Support Fund amounting to P30 million for being awarded the bronze grade seal of good housekeeping.
LGUs that passed the Seal of Good Housekeeping qualify to be recipients of the Local Government Support Fund (LGSF). This fund shall be utilized as capital expenditures to augment the LGUs’ approved annual investment program (AIP) for implementation of any or combination of the following projects only – rural electrification, local roads, farm-to-market roads and bridges, local economic enterprises, flood control and drainage. Also, the LGSF is intended to support the following projects of the national government – millennium development goals (MDGs), Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act of 2010, and the Solid Waste Management Act of 2000.
“We will continue to improve, not for recognition but for our constituents who will benefit from our good housekeeping ways,” Rizal Gov. Jun Ynares said. (PIO/CPG/PIA-4A)