BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN
The provincial government of Negros Occidental and 10 municipalities and eight cities passed the 2021 Good Financial Housekeeping of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG).
The eight cities are Bago, Cadiz, La Carlota, Kabankalan City, Sagay, San Carlos, Silay and Victorias, while the 10 municipalities are Candoni, Hinigaran, Ilog, Isabela, Manapla, Murcia, San Enrique, Toboso, Valladolid and Don Salvador Benedicto.
The annual award given by DILG aims to recognize local governments that accord primacy to the principles of performance, accountability, transparency and participation.
The DILG, in its website, said the principles “are essential in building the long-term foundation of a responsible local government system in the country.”
“To all qualify, an LGUs will have to pass all seven governance areas namely: Financial Administration; Disaster Preparedness; Social Protection; Peace and Order; Business Friendliness and Competitiveness; Environmental Protection; and Tourism Culture and the Arts.*