MAHINOG, Camiguin - The Local Government Unit of Mahinog will receive a Performance Challenge Fund (PCF) of P1-million from the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) for their “good housekeeping” or excellent performance in good governance.
The recognition will be held on August 19, 2011 at Pearlmont Inn, Limketkai Drive, Cagayan de Oro City at which event the LGU Mahinog together with other LGU qualifiers in the region will be conferred with the "seal of good housekeeping," according to DILG-X regional director Loreto T. Bhagwani in a fax message sent to the office of the mayor of Mahinog.
The “good housekeeping seal” is given to LGUs that have excelled in key government areas which include planning, fiscal management, transparency and accountability, and valuing performance management.
These LGUs have also fully complied with the full disclosure policy and have no adverse reports from the Commission on Audit (COA).
The DILG established this program as a way of rewarding LGUs for their high performance, reports said.
Out of the 5 municipalities in the province of Camiguin, only the town of Mahinog passed the standards of the Seal of Good Housekeeping (SGH) program, it was learned.
Among the 4th to 6th class municipalities and cities in the region (Northern Mindanao) that passed the standards are the following:
1. Sumilao Bukidnon
2. Mahinog, Camiguin
3. Aloran, Misamis Occidental
4. Bonifacio, Misamis Occidental
5. Don Victoriano, Misamis Occidental
6. Lopez Jaena, Misamis Occidental
7. Tudela, Misamis Occidental
8. Kauswagan, Lanao del Norte
9. Kolambugan, Lanao del Norte
10. Linamon, Lanao del Norte
11. Magsaysay, Lanao del Norte
12. Matungao, Lanao del Norte
13. Munai, Lanao del Norte
14. Salvador, Lanao del Norte
15. Alubijid, Misamis Oriental
16. Gitagum, Misamis Oriental
17. Laguindingan, Misamis Oriental
18. Libertad, Misamis Oriental
19. Sugbongcogon, Misamis Oriental
20. Tangub City
Mahinog mayor Alex R. Jajalla said that the prize will be used to augment funds for the establishment of a passenger terminal going to Mantigue Island in Katunggan Park, in sitio Queobe in barangay San Miguel.
Once the project is completed, ferry and passenger terminal going to Mantigue island will be relocated from barangay San Roque to Barangay San Miguel, where the Katunggan Park (that mangrove area) is located and a mangrove boardwalk was constructed.
For this year, the municipality allocated additional PhP 100,000.00 for the project, which may serve as counterpart fund of the LGU to the PCF.
The project is geared to boost tourism and local economic development in the town, local officials said in a resolution.
Meanwhile, the Sangguniang Bayan on Monday passed a resolution authorizing the mayor to sign the MOA with the DILG to access the PCF.