Baguio Recipient of Good Financial Housekeeping Award
June 6, 2015
BAGUIO CITY – the city government here is a recipient to the 2014 Seal of Good Financial Housekeeping Award (SGFH) handed over by the DILG.
Mayor Mauricio Domogan personally received the Award Monday given by the DILG Cordillera Administrative Regional Office under Regional Director John Castaneda and handed over by DILG City Director Evelyn Trinidad.
Also present are Vice Mayor Edison Bilog and Councilors Betty Lourdes Tabanda, Elaine Sembrano, Elmer Datuin and Fred Bagbagen.
The award cites the city government of Baguio incessantly advanced the principles of accountability and transparency in local governance by complying with two major areas during the 2014 Seal of Good Local Governance assessment.
The two areas are Full Disclosure Policy of Local Budget and Finances, Bids and Public Offerings and Accounting and Auditing Standards, Rules and Regulations.
The award is a pre-qualifying achievement to the Seal of Good Local Governance which qualifies the city government to implement infrastructure projects funded under DILG’s Bottom-up-Budgeting Program.
Also cited are City Budget Officer Leticia Clemente, City Planning and Development Officer Engr. Evelyn Cayat, City General Services Officer Romeo Concio, City Accountant Antonio Tabin and former City Human Resource Management Officer Dr. Estrella Bisquera.
Also acknowledged are OIC BCPO City Director Rolando Miranda, Fire Chief Fernan Bangyod, City Jail Warden Elvis Danglose and City Jail Wardess Mary Anne Tresmanio.
LGUs must pass crucial evaluations in business friendliness and competitiveness, environmental protection, law and order and public safety, disaster preparedness and social protection among others.
SGFH a component of the Seal of Good Local Governance which the DILG awards to provincial, city and municipal governments for proper financial housekeeping and other areas that directly benefit their constituents.
Compliance with rules and regulations, policies and other standards to attain quality local legislation, development planning, resource generation, resource allocation and utilization, customer service, and human resource management and others is also part and parcel of the award./Paul Rillorta