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Gensan receives Seal of Good Financial Housekeeping 

The Local Government of General Santos City received the Seal of Good Financial Housekeeping (SGFH) formerly known as the Seal of Good Housekeeping (SGH) for calendar year 2017 from the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) XII, Regional Office on November 06, 2017 at the City of Koronadal, South Cotabato.

LGU Gensan is among the 137 cities along with 79 provinces and 1,347 municipalities who applied and complied the necessary documentary requirements which received the certification assessed by Local Governance Performance Management System (LGPMS).

SGFH is a project which recognizes LGUs with good performance in internal housekeeping, particularly in the areas of local legislation, development planning, resource generation, resource allocation and utilization, customer service and human resource management and development, as well as, in valuing the fundamental of good governance.

SGFH has two standards that every LGU’s must meet. First, the LGU must comply with full disclosure policy by posting budgetary documents online and in their bulletin boards. Second, the LGU must have no serious negative findings in its annual audit report published by the Commission on Audit (COA).

With this seal, the LGUs are entitled to the eligibility to access the Performance Challenge Fund (PCF), an incentive to every LGU’s in the form of counterpart funding for projects in the Annual Investment Program.

The PCF program provides subsidy of Php 3 million for the cities, Php 1 million for municipalities and Php 7 million for the provinces.

Projects to be funded must contribute to the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG), tourism and local economic development, disaster risk reduction and management and solid waste management.

These include school buildings, rural health units, water and sanitation system, local roads and bridges, slaughterhouses, flood control, reforestation, postharvest facilities, cold storage facilities, and among others. (CPIO/Pido/RSC/datb)

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