Friday, July 22, 2011

La Carlota City: 2011 DILG Awardee Seal of Good Housekeeping for Local Governance

La Carlota Mayor J. M. Ferrer
La Carlota City recently was awarded the Seal of Good Housekeeping for Local Governance 2011 given by DILG Secretary Jesse M. Robredo. The award was conferred to Mayor Juliet Marie D. Ferrer for City Government of La Carlota, Negros Occidental to recognize of its efforts in advancing the principles of accountability and transparency in local governance.

The SGH for LGUs is a project and commitment of  the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) to aggressively scale up interventions in elevating the practice of governance that values transparency, accountability, participation and performance into an institutionalized status.

The project aims to recognize LGUs with good governance performance in internal housekeeping in four (4) areas such as good planning, sound fiscal management, transparency and accountability, and valuing of performance monitoring.

LGUs with the Seal of Good Housekeeping will be qualified for the Performance Challenge Fund for Local Government Units being handled by the Bureau of Local Government Development.

Good Planning : (1) Updated and Approved Comprehensive Land Use Plan (Optional), (2) Updated and Approved Comprehensive Development Plan, (3) Updated and Approved Annual Investment Plan, (4) Presence of Executive Legislative Agenda.

Sound Fiscal Management : (Result of CoA Audit (acceptable level), (2) LGU Annual Budget Approved and compliance to legal and statutory requirements, (3) Percentage of cost to collect revenues to total local revenues (50% or less), (4) Growth in local revenues over 3 years, (5) Presence of updated Revenue Code (every 5 years), (6) Presence of updated Schedule of Market Values (every 3 years), (7) Regular submission of Statement of Receipts and Expenditures (quarterly).

Values Transparency and Accountability: (1) Functionality of Local Special Bodies, (2) Transparency of the Procurement Process, (3) Compliance to Anti-Red Tape Law, (4) Full disclosure of Local Budget and Finances and Bids and Public Offering through posting in conspicuous places within the public buildings in the locality or in print media of community or general circulation and in their website.

Valuing of Performance Monitoring: (1) Performance Monitoring Tool or System being utilized, (2) Published State of Local Governance Performance Report, State of Development Report and Financial Report, (3) Awards Received for Exemplary Performance.

P3 million worth of Infrastructure Projects for the benefit of the people of La Carlota City was also awarded.


Source: Negros Daily Bulletin


  1. Being Awarded for the Seal of Good Housekeeping Award is an honor to your City.Congrats to La Carlota and Mayor Ferrer.The 3M award money will surely benefit the whole community.

  2. Kudos to La Carlota City! The price that they will receive will certainly help them excel more in housekeeping for their local governance. I hope other local governments follow the footsteps of this city.

  3. Congratulations to LCC! Sana ganyan din sa ibang bayan.

  4. Wow, 3 million of projects' worth as a prize? That's certainly a big thing! Kudos to Mayor Ferrer for making sure La Carlota deserves that award!

  5. Congratulations to La Carlota City! An achievement that will best benefit the citizens,indeed they are very lucky for having a good and righteous town leader

  6. Great news for the city of La Carlota! Best really to post news like this! I hope other Mayors will follow suit!:)

  7. Congratulations to La Carlota City! Di birong manalo ng ganong award plus may 3M pa which will benefit the whole community... Mabuhay!

  8. Wow galing naman!!! Congratulations La Carlota! Sana marami Pang local government ang makakuha ng award if not then strive harder for next time. It's good to know that there's transparency in the government, that the taxes we are paying are being used wisely.

  9. Congrats! Goes to show people there are disciplined and if they can do it, so should other places. Hope the P3M goes to where it should and not to the pockets of politicians.

  10. My congratulations to the city of La Carlota! This award will speak about the city although I have never been there. I know I will be safe and secured visiting this city someday!

  11. Congratulations to La Carlota! :) This is such a good news, especially for my mom since she hails from this city.

  12. Congrats to La Carlota City and Mayor Ferrer! Nice incentives from DILG, sana me demerits din ung mga bagsak na Mayors...transparency, para din makita ng tao ung the good and the bad side...

  13. I just love the last part... the 3 million part.. Hope it will be used wisely. Keep it up La Carlota City! Wish to see the place soon! :D
    - sionee

  14. congrats to LCC. i hope this will serves as an inspiration to others.

  15. It has been over a year. That 3 million worth of infrastructure projects must have come a long way. Cheers to your city's success and more to come this year!


  16. I think that our town receive it too

  17. Congrats to La carlota city. Its a great example for the rest

  18. Congratulations to La Carlota City! I hope to visit your town Sir gil someday! My family personally know DILG secretary Jessie Robredo.


  19. I heard of La Carlota when I was a growing child. My mom used to tell me stories of the different cities they lived and La Carlota is one of them. I would surely love to visit the place in the near future.

  20. having heard a lot of anomalies in the government, this sure is a good news. keep on posting positive governance, sir. Yahweh bless.

  21. Congratulations to La Carlota City for this award. I think you deserve this award because I heard a lot of good things and feebacks about the governance on this City. I hope all cities in the Philippines will follow La Carlota City.

  22. Congratulations to La Carlota City. This is a good award, it deserves a lot of recognition. I hope other cities would follow their example and lead to a better country for us. :D

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