SEAL OF GOOD HOUSEKEEPING – Rizal Gov. Jun Ynares (second from left) recently received the plaque of recognition and facsimile cheque amounting to Php 30 million from the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) after the Province of Rizal was awarded the Seal of Good Housekeeping for its good governance performance for the year 2011. Witnessing the awarding rites are Sangguniang Panlalawigan members and department heads of the provincial government. (Photo credit: Public Information Office-Rizal province)

Because of its admiring good governance, the province of Rizal is set to receive some P30 million from the Department of Interior and Local Government’s Local Government Support Fund (LGSF) to finance its various programs and projects.
This developed after the DILG awarded a Seal of Good Housekeeping to the province for calendar year 2011.
DILG Assistant Secretary Rolando Acosta announced the good news through a memorandum sent to its regional and provincial directors.
The Seal, which refers to the full disclosure of local budget and finances, bids and public offerings, is a DILG device which measures the LGUs performance based on fiscal management, transparency and accountability.
Rizal province’s two municipalities – Teresa and Jalajala – also received the same recognition under the municipal category.
The 30-million fund will be used 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.
The LGSF is also 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 in response to the latest award which the province received.(Richard R. Gappi/Rizal Public Information Office)