In his State of the Province Address (SOPA), recently, Gov. Edgar M. Chatto underscored that through shared leadership initiatives, the Province has been propelled to the heights were it is now.
He said there are tangible validations of the said shared leadership such as the topping of the Province in Local Governance which the Department of the Interior and Local Government has ranked as the highest. The highest ranking in the Local Governance Performance Management System (LGPMS) was awarded to the Province of Bohol in 2010 and 2011.

The enertia of the good performance of the Chatto Governance was prevalent during the second year of his first term in 2011 when it received the Seal of Good Housekeeping of the DILG. The award was given for good governance performance particularly in the areas of good planning, sound fiscal management, transparency and accountability and valuing performance management.

Chatto also proudly announced that in the same year, he also received for the Province the Gawad Pamana ng Lahi Award for exemplary performance in local governance, then in 2014, another award came, the Seal of Good Financial Housekeeping, a recognition for local government units that excel and give premium to accountability and transparency in financial management.
Other awards which Gov. Chatto has received are, the Galing Pook Award for Outstanding Local Government Program, and the Bohol Rabbies Prevention and Eradication Program. For the Province’s commitment to uplift the lives of the Boholano People, it was given the Gawad Paglilingkod ng Sambayanan (GAPAS) award .

The Governor was also a recipient of a Certificate of Appreciation for Best Province and Public Employment Service Office Partner in Anti-illegal Recruitment (PAIR) by the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA). In the field of emergency quick response, the Province’s 702nd Telephone and Radio System Integrated Emergency Response (TARSIER) has received the award Reserved Unit of the Year of the Armed Forces of the Philippines.

The Governor also received the Tourism Award from the Rotary Club of Manila, the Outstanding Philippine Organic Agriculture (TOPOA), the Dangal ng Bayan award of the Civil Service Commission, the Gawad Bayanihan Award of the AFP and the National Kabalikat award of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA, local government category.

The Province was also among the recipients of the Seal of Child Friendly Local Governance (SCFLG) and 2nd Placer – Most Outstanding Provincial Library in the Philippines. The Province also received awards under the regional category, such as the Outstanding Province in the Region, Provincial Nutrition Council, Good Nutrition Projects/Practices for Purok System Nutrition initiatives and District Jail of the Year and District Jail Warden of the Year.(NickSendrijas)

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