Iriga City receives DILG’s Good Financial Housekeeping award
By Paolo Gabriel D. Jamer
The city governments of Iriga and Naga in Camarines Sur, Legazpi, Ligao and Tabaco in Albay, Sorsogon in Sorsogon, and Masbate in Masbate received the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG)’s 2021 Good Financial Housekeeping (GFH) awards.
Iriga City Mayor Madel Alfelor, in her Facebook (FB) post on Christmas Day, said that the recognition received by the city is dedicated for all Irigueños and that it is the manifestation that God is not sleeping and that He rewards the oppressed.
“Manong Kanor” is maligning us. Here is our answer to his black propaganda, Alfelor posted in her FB account. She is believed to be referring to a certain Atty. Ortega as “Mang Kanor.”
The DILG uses two major criteria in the selection of LGUs qualified to receive the GFH award: Most recent available Commission on Audit-Audit Opinion is Unqualified or Qualified; and Compliance with the Full Disclosure Policy (FDP).
The GFH is one of the minimum requirements for the Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) award, particularly for the assessment criteria of financial administration. The SGLG awards LGUs that have shown excellence in internal housekeeping and rewards them through monetary assistance and priority access to the DILG’s programs and capacity development assistance. SGLG awardees can avail of the Performance Challenge Fund that shall finance local development initiatives.
Among Bicol’s six province, only three provinces passed the GFH: Albay, Camarines Norte and Catanduanes.