Mayor Pilot Bihasa received the Seal of Good Housekeeping for the Municipality of Baler from the Department of Interior and Local Government represented by MLGOO Ariel Espinosa. The said awarding was witnessed by Members of the Sangguniang Bayan and Department Heads during the 1st Monday Flag Raising Ceremony of the year 2014.
The Seal of Good Housekeeping for LGUs is in line with the DILG’s commitment to aggressively scale up interventions to elevate the practice of governance that values transparency, accountability, participation and performance into an institutionalized status. It aims to recognize LGUs with good performance in internal housekeeping focusing in four areas, namely: (1) Good Planning; (2) Sound Fiscal Management; (3) Transparency and Accountability; and (4) Valuing of Performance Information. LGUs with the Seal of Good Housekeeping will be entitled to the Performance Challenge Fund for LGUs.