The Seal of Good Housekeeping is a recognition of local governments for sound fiscal management as evidenced by absence of “adverse” or “disclaimer” opinion from the LGU’s Annual Audit Report (AAR) from the Commission on Audit (COA); and compliance with the Full Disclosure Policy (FDP).

The list is gathered from monitoring reports of DILG field officers, which are validated by provincial and regional teams with participation of a representative from civil society.

LGUs in Eastern Visayas which were granted the SGH this year are:

                2. Biliran, Biliran

 s Kawayan Biliran

Mayors of Almeria and Biliran municipalities receive their SGH certificates from Usec. Austere Panadero (3rd from left) at the Tapatan Roadshow on Full Disclosure Policy on July 14, 2011 in Palo, Leyte.

s Province of Leyte

2.Ormoc City

s Ormoc City

3.Naval, Biliran

s Naval Biliran

4.Hinunangan, Southern Leyte

s Hinunangan Southern Leyte

5.Laoang, Northern Samar

s Laoang Northern Samar

6.Guiuan, Eastern Samar

s Guiuan Eastern Samar

7.Alang-alang, Leyte

s Alang-alang Leyte

8.Burauen, Leyte

s Burauen Leyte

9.Jaro, Leyte

s Jaro Leyte


Validation conducted in November 2011

by the Regional Technical Working Group, with CSO participation


1. Biliran Provincial Government            
2. Cabucgayan, Biliran
3. Kawayan, Biliran    
4. Maripipi, Biliran    
5. Eastern Samar Provincial Government        
6. Balangiga, Eastern Samar    
7. Dolores, Eastern Samar
8. Hernani, Eastern Samar
9. Maydolong, Eastern Samar    
10. San Julian, Eastern Samar    
11. Sulat, Eastern Samar
12. Tacloban City    
13. Babatngon, Leyte    
14. Calubian, Leyte    
15. Dagami, Leyte    
16. Palo, Leyte    
17. Tanauan, Leyte    
18. Northern Samar Provincial Government    
19. San Isidro, Northern Samar    
20. Maasin City    
21. Hinundayan, Southern Leyte    
22. Macrohon, Southern Leyte    
23. Calbiga, Samar        
24. Marabut, Samar