Bohol Province under Gov. Arthur Yap and Vice Gov. Rene Relampagos topped the 2021 Search for the Best in Financial Housekeeping in Central Visayas.

The  Seal of Good Financial Housekeeping (formerly the Seal of Good Housekeeping) is based on the Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) Assessment of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG).

It is awarded to an LGU that exhibits compliance with the accounting and auditing standards, rules, and regulations, i.e., with an unqualified or qualified COA Opinion of the immediately preceding year; as well as Compliance with the Full Disclosure Policy of Local Budget and Finances, Bids and Public Offerings, e.g., Annual Procurement Plan or Procurement List, and Bid Results On Civil Works, Goods and Services and Consulting Services, among others.



To qualify, a province must meet the full minimum requirements for:


1. Most recent opinion is unqualified or qualified, plus 30% of recommendations fully complied with;

2. Compliance with the Full Disclosure Policy as stated in DILG Memorandum Circular No. 2019-149 (Year 2020 all quarters and Year 2021 first quarter posting period documents) i.e., posting in (a) at least 3 conspicuous places; and (b) FDP Portal;

3. At least 5% increase in average local revenue growth for 3 consecutive years (2017-2019);

4. Full utilization of the 20% component of the 2019 Internal Revenue Allotment (Development Fund; benchmark is at least 59%);

5. Full utilization of the Performance Challenge Fund; and

6. Year 2021 Annual Budget is approved within the prescribed period.

Yap and Relampagos have remained humble and just kept working hard even if they have been castigated endlessly in fake, slanted, and twisted news or information peddled by conspiring biased, irresponsible, and hypocritical mainstream media and ruthless social media propagandists who are politically charged. (Ven rebo Arigo)