Mayor Ricarte Padilla (left), Vice-Mayor Non and a municipal staff proudly display the P1 million check from DILD at his office. - Photo courtesy of VM Non's Facebook site
THE municipality of Jose Panganiban has been awarded P1 million for keeping a good governance two years in a row.
The check, which came from Department of Interior and Local Government Secretary Jessie Robredo, was in line with JP-LG’s second year award of “Good Governance”.
Vice-Mayor Ariel Non said in a Facebook posting that the money will augment the on-going road concreting project of the municipal government from the Malapayungan-to-Larap portion of the road.
Last March, JP-LG was named along with 11 other towns of CamNorte that will receive the so-called “Seal of Good Housekeeping” from DILG that would see them a windfall of funding assistance.
The towns of Camarines Norte were among the 79 local government units (LGUs) that qualified out of the 120 in Bicol region, according to DILG Regional Director Blandino Maceda.
He said Jose Panganiban and the rest of the named LGUS were selected after a “thorough evaluation conducted by a team of representatives from government and private sectors.
The money is the first funding assistance so far from DILG.