MANILA - President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a law institutionalizing an awards program for exemplary local government service.
Republic Act 11292 or The Seal of Good Local Governance Act of 2019 signed by Duterte on April 12 provides an incentive program for local government units (LGUs) based on their performance.
LGUs will be reviewed in the areas of good fiscal administration, disaster preparedness, social protection and sensitivity programs, health compliance and responsiveness, sustainable education programs, business friendliness and competitiveness, public safety, environmental management, tourism, and heritage development, and youth development.
The new measure also orders the formation of the Council of Good Local Governance to act as a policy-making and advisory body to ensure the proper implementation of the incentive program.
The Department of the Interior and Local Government secretary will head the council, which will be composed of members from the budget, finance, health, social welfare, education, tourism and environment departments, National Economic and Development Authority, Office of Civil Defense, and a representative from the basic sectors to be nominated by the National Anti-Poverty Commission.
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