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  • Writer's pictureChristian Malnawa

Santa Marcela LGU receives 3 special awards from DILG

Updated: Jun 22

Santa Marcela, Apayao –Santa Marcela local government unit was recently conferred with three special awards from the Department of Interior and Local Government on Wednesday, June 19.


The awards were bestowed on a special visit made by the DILG officials led by DILG Regional Director Araceli San Jose. She was accompanied by DILG Provincial Director Engr. Mayer Max G. Adong, Merina Cenu and staff of the agency.


One of the awards bestowed is the 2023 Good Financial Housekeeping seal, which manifests the municipal government’s compliance with the accounting and auditing standards, rules, and regulations for local government units.


The LGU was also given the certificate of recognition for achieving an ‘ideal functionality’ in the 2023 Functionality Assessment for the Person with disability Affairs Office and Person with Disability Focal Person, having garnered a grade of 98 percent.

This recognition was conceptualized to acknowledge and recognize LGUs for their contribution in addressing the needs of physically-challenged individuals.


Finally, Santa Marcela LGU was likewise able to get the seal of child-friendly local governance after they passed the 2022 Child-Friendly Local Governance Audit. Achieving this mark signifies that the LGU has implemented child-friendly policies, programs, projects, and activities with focus on five indicators including survival, development, protection, participation, and governance.


The local government, headed by Mayor Evelyn Martinez, expressed gratitude to all the people who have worked hard for the achievement of said feat, further underscoring that these awards manifests the LGU’s commitment to financial transparency, disability inclusivity, and creating a child-friendly environment.


The local government also looks forward to continuing its path for excellent governance benefiting Sta. Marcela residents and serving as a good example for other towns in the Cordillera region.

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