DILG Central News
Southern Mindanao towns get 48 million performance fundJuly 2, 2012
In photo: PCF Beneficiary - Mayor Roberto S. Blas of Pigcawayan, Cotabato Province receives a P1 million Performance Challenge Fund check from Interior and Local GovernmentSecretary Jesse M. Robredo during last Saturday’s Region XII’s Tapatan held at the Family Country Hotel and Convention Center in General Santos City, as DILG Region XII Director BuagasSulaik looks on.Pigcawayan is one of the 36 LGUs in Southern Mindanao that received the incentive from the Department of the Interior and Local Government.
At least, 36 local government units in Southern Mindanao yesterday received a total of P48 million Performance Challenge Fund (PCF) from the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).
Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse M. Robredo, assisted by DILG Region XII Director Buagas Sulaik, handed over the PCF checks to the beneficiary LGUs during the Tapatan Roadshow on Disaster Preparedness held at the Family Country Convention Center in Lagao, General Santos City.
Robredo said the 36 highly performing LGUs got their PCF after they were conferred with the Seal of Good Housekeeping (SGH).
Out of the 36 recipient LGUs, 33 were municipalities, two were cities and one province. Each of the 33 municipalities has received P1 million; the two cities identified as Kidapawan and Cotabato each received P3 million; while the lone recipient province, Sarangani, received P7 million.
On the hand, the number of municipalities that received the PCF per province include: Cotabato – 17; South Cotabato – 10; Sarangani – 4; and Sultan Kudarat – 4.
“We hope that through the PCF the beneficiary LGUs will be able to further enhance their performance, and improve their services to their constituents,” Robredo said.
The PCF is a financial incentive granted to qualified LGUs for them to finance their local development initiatives along the areas of tourism and local economic development, disaster risk reduction and management and solid waste management.
For an LGU to qualify for the PCF, it should be conferred with the Seal of Good Housekeeping (SGH). The seal is given to LGUs that have complied with the government’s full disclosure policy and have no adverse report from the Commission on Audit ( COA ).
The awarding of the PCF highlighted the one-day activity which was attended by more than 600 participants that includes governors, mayors and barangay officials of Southern Mindanao, national government officials, representatives from non-government organization and civil society organizations.
The Southern Mindanao Tapatan was the eigth regional summit on disaster preparedness spearheaded by the DILG aimed at inculcating in the minds of the people especially local government officials on the significance of being prepared in case disasters strike in their areas.
During the forum participants were briefed by on the different topics on disaster and climate change such as the National Operational Assessment of Hazards (NOAH), Seal of Disaster Preparedness, and a report on the status of disaster preparedness in Region XII.
Robredo said his department will sustain the Tapatan effort in especially at this time typhoons are starting to hit many parts of the country. ###