Manila City Mayor Francisco ‘Isko Moreno’ Domagoso announced that the local government—after ten years—has finally passed and received its first-ever Good Financial Housekeeping recognition from the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).
DILG Manila Field Office said it was the Manila City government’s first Good Financial Housekeeping recognition since DILG began evaluating local governments’ financial housekeeping efforts nationwide ten years ago.
Mayor Isko said the DILG recognition showed that “the Manila City government has proven itself to be financially transparent” and that it was able to “spend its funds wisely for the previous year.”
“Unang beses nating makuha ito sa buong kasaysayan ng Pamahalaang Lungsod ng Maynila. Last time, I already said that I will not tolerate a dismal performance from the City Government under my watch. We will always aim to do better for the Manileños,” Domagoso said.
“Of course, we won’t stop here. We’ll continue to ensure that our local government funds will be used to provide more services to our constituents. Dapat lang na mapunta ito sa pagpapaunlad ng healthcare facilities, pagpapataas ng kalidad ng nutrisyon ng mga Batang Maynila at sa pagtatatag ng iba pang mga pasilidad para sa pakinabang ng lahat,” he added.
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Manila receives Good Financial Housekeeping Award after 10 years
A local government unit must garner the Good Financial Housekeeping Award to get the Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG).
The DILG defines SGLG as “an award, incentive, honor and recognition-based program for all LGUs, and is a continuing commitment for LGUs to continually progress and improve their performance.”
“Indeed, hard work and perseverance pay off. This is one big step towards ensuring excellence in local governance and showing each Batang Maynila that its local government is truly matino, mahusay at maaasahan,” DILG Manila Field Office director Atty. Rolynne Javier said in a statement.
“Local Government Month po ngayong October and this certification is a proof that a Local Government Unit can do better every day, especially with leaders whose vision is to make the city a great one,” she added.