MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte, Sept. 11 (PIA) -- The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) awarded the island municipality of Limasawa with the Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) in a conferment ceremony held at the municipal gym on September 9

Local government operations officer V Loren Abrau-Aniciete reported that DILG regional director Pedro A. Noval, Jr. conferred the SGLG Medal to Mayor Melchor P. Petracorta and unveiled the SGLG Marker before municipal officials, employees and barangay officials.

She said that Limasawa is the lone SGLG awardee for Southern Leyte and among the only 5 municipalities in Region 8 that have garnered the award.

The SGLG Award entitles Limasawa with 3 million pesos Performance Challenge Fund (PCF) as incentive.

Aniciete further reported that the Seal of Good Local Governance is a performance-based incentive for local governments that promote good financial housekeeping, disaster preparedness, social protection, business-friendliness and competitiveness, environmental management, and peace and order. (jrc/rgc/PIA8-SoLeyte)