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Thursday, February 2, 2012

DILG challenges Mis Occ LGU's to adopt policy of transparency


By:  Pat Nano

OROQUIETA CITY, Misamis Occidental, Jan. 21 (PIA)The Provincial Office of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), here, has challenged the local government units (LGU’s) to improve their services by adopting the policy of transparency in their transactions.

This, after the DILG has awarded some of the LGU’s in the province for following the guidelines of the Seal of Good Housekeeping per Memorandum Circular No. 2010-83 issued in 2010.

Provincial Director Teodoro Paller of DILG-Mis. Occ. said the LGUs of Clarin and Calamba were only two (2) of the first LGU’s in the province who were cited with the Seal of Good HouseKeeping (SGH) and given cash incentives of Php1.0 million, each, in that year.

Last year, it was the towns of Don Victoriano, Tudela, Bonifacio, Lopez Jaena and Aloran who were cited with the SGH with the corresponding Php1.0 million cash incentives, each.

Meanwhile, Paller said of the three (3) cities of Mis. Occ., Tangub City came out as the first to receive the SGH award with the corresponding cash incentive of Php1.0 million.

The SGH award is based on the LGU’s Transparency of Transactions, Sound Fiscal Management and Accountability to the Public.

Also needed is the posting in three (3) conspicuous places of the Municipal Hall of the 13 points of the Disclosure Policy for the purpose of wider dissemination that the LGU has adopted transparency in the use of government funds.  (PIA-10 Mis. Occ.)

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