Iloilo City is recognized by the Bureau of Local Government Finance (BLGF) as one of the Local Government Units (LGUs) in the country with best practices in efficient allocation of funds and resources in the time of COVID-19.
The award highlighted the Iloilo City’s COVID-19 response initiatives in terms of Provision of Assistance to Affected Households and Marginalized Sectors, Protecting the Health Care Workers and the Public from COVID-19, and Delivery of Education in the New Normal.
During the launch of BLGF’s webinar entitled “Launching of LGU Best Practices in Local Fiscal Management during COVID-19 Pandemic” last October 2021, Mayor Jerry Treñas was able to present Iloilo City’s efficient allocation of resources.
“The Bureau of Local Government Finance has recognized Iloilo City having the best fiscal management during a pandemic. That was a very inspiring award considering that we did our best to give assistance to everyone. Our good fiscal management has resulted to the highest ever surplus last year of almost 500M. We make sure that the funds of the city are always put to good use,” Treñas said.
“We are very happy that we won the Best Fiscal Management Practice during the COVID-19 pandemic, in the area of Efficient Allocation of Funds and Resources. Madamu guid nga salamat sa City Treasurer’s Office sa inyo padayon nga serbisyo apisar sa ginaatubang naton nga mga pagtilaw kag paglab-ot sang akon handum para sa ciudad,” he added.
Out of hundreds of LGUs in the country, Iloilo City was one of the three that was featured by the Bureau of Local Government Finance during the launching of LGU Best Practices in Local Fiscal Management During COVID-19 Pandemic.
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This is mainly because of the quality service despite the pandemic continues in the metro and the whole nation is a witness.
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The national agency gave the award in a BLGF Stakeholders Recognition Program in Clark Freeport Zone, Mabalacat City, Pampanga.