Tongson congratulates Himamaylan employees

Mayor Raymund Tongson presides at a Himamaylan City Development Council meeting.*

Mayor Raymund Tongson congratulated the employees of the Himamaylan City government for gaining the LGU the 2023 Good Financial Housekeeping Award from the Department of the Interior and Local Government.

“I am so proud and grateful of the competent men and women who work diligently behind the scenes to ensure we deliver quality public service,” Tongson said on Wednesday, February 7.

Himamaylan City is among the 13 component cities in Western Visayas to have been recognized for efficient financial management. The other outstanding LGU are Roxas City in Capiz; Passi City in Iloilo; and the Cities of Bago, Cadiz, Escalante, Kabankalan, Sagay, San Carlos, Silay, Sipalay, Talisay, and Victorias in Negros Occidental.

A major component of DILG’s Seal of Good Local Governance, this award highlights the importance of sound financial management in the local government.

The criteria of which includes: Unqualified or Qualified COA Opinion from the preceding year; Full Compliance with the Full Disclosure Policy, ensuring the posting of financial documents in three conspicuous places and online; and Electronic Statement of Receipt and Expenditures posted on the BLGF Website.

Himamaylan City also recently received P2.3 million and four rescue vehicles as incentives for receiving the SGLG for 2022 and 2023.

Tongson said this accomplishment is a result of the collective hard work of our department heads and employees.*

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