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Apayao PLGU's good financial housekeeping cited by DILG anew


Luna, Apayao – With its remarkable performance in administering public funds, the provincial government of Apayao has been recognized anew by the Department of Interior and Local Government as a Good Financial Housekeeping Passer (GFH) in 2023.

 

Formerly known as the Seal of Good Housekeeping, GFH is a core component of the Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG), which aims to demonstrate the effectiveness of local government's capacity-building efforts.


Through GFH, all local government units in the country are assessed on their proficiency in ensuring proper funds utilization and adherence to financial management principles.

 

In 2023, GFH standards expanded to encompass a complete evaluation of local governance elements, including accountability, auditing standards, rules, and regulations related to local governance.

 

To be eligible for the GFH seal, an LGU must pass the DILG criteria - an unqualified or qualified opinion from the Commission on Audit (COA) in its latest audit; comply with the Full Disclosure Policy (FDP), involving the posting of financial documents in three conspicuous places; and in the FDP portal for all quarters of the previous years.

 

The Apayao PLGU met these criteria, signifying its accountability and transparency in financial management practices.

 

Aside from the PLGU, the province’s seven municipalities also garnered the prestigious award, making Apayao a 100 percent GFH passer.

 

Other provinces in the Cordillera region that received the same recognition were Benguet, Ifugao, Mt. Province, and Kalinga.

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