Oro not on DILG’s list of ‘good’ LGUs in 2012

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Friday, February 28, 2014


CAGAYAN de Oro is not among the towns and cities that received the Seal of Good Housekeeping (SGH) given by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).

The DILG in Northern Mindanao region released on Thursday a list of towns and cities that passed the agency’s transparency, accountability, performance and participation program for the year 2012.

But the city was not on it.

DILG regional director Rene Burdeos said among the recipients of silver and bronze under the SGH include the province of Camiguin and cities of Oroquieta and Ozamiz.

The towns of Don Carlos, Impasug-ong, Libona, Manolo Fortich, Maramag, Quezon, Talakag, Cabanglasan, Kibawe, Kitaotao, Lantapan, San Fernando and Sumilao, in Bukidnon; Catarman, Mahinog, Mambajao and Sagay of Camiguin; Baroy, Kapatagan, Kauswagan, Lala, Linamon, Salvador, Tubod, Kolambugan, Pantar and Poona-Piagapo, of Lanao del Norte; Clarin, Jimenez, Plaridel, Sinacaban, Tudela, Don Victoriano and Panaon, in Misamis Occidental; Alubijid, Balingasag, Claveria, Kinoguitan, Laguindingan, Libertad, Lugait, Manticao, Medina, Sugbongcogon, Tagoloan, Balingoan, Gitagum and Magsaysay in Misamis Oriental, were among the awardees.

Burdeos said only 49 out of 84 towns and cities have complied and passed the DILG’s full disclosure policy of all the transactions of local government units (LGUs) in Northern Mindanao.

He announced the awardees during the Media Konek at the Cagayan de Oro Press Club (COPC) on Thursday.

The SGH, he said, is the government’s effort to boost transparency in local governance, where it recognizes LGUs with good performance in internal housekeeping, particularly in the areas of local legislation, development planning, resource generation, resource allocation and utilization, customer service, and human resource management and development, as well as in valuing the fundamental of good governance.

Burdeos said the full disclosure policy required LGUs to post on website and on three conspicuous places in their areas all of their transactions such as bidding processes, indebtedness, plans and programs, among others.

Incentives

He said the awardees would now have incentives from the DILG such as budgets for certain projects and programs worth millions of pesos, and are recommended to the banks for access of loans.

The SGH advances the primacy of performance, accountability, transparency and participation.

In the 2011 implementation, assessment focused on sound financial management measured through the absence of an adverse or a disclaimer COA (Commission on Audit) opinion on local; financial transaction and on transparency and accountability measured through the observance of the Full Disclosure Policy.

For 2012, the criteria for SGH are scaled up with corresponding categories, called bronze and silver.

The criteria for the bronze SGH are: No adverse or disclaimer COA opinion and full compliance to the full disclosure policy.

The criteria for the silver SGH are: Good or Excellent Performance as indicated in the CSC Report Card Survey on the ARTA implementation, functionality of the Bids and Awards Committee and full compliance to the posting requirement of PHILGEPS.

Published in the Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro newspaper on February 28, 2014.

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