TACLOBAN CITY– The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) in the region has released the official list of the local governments that made it and passed the 2022 Good Financial Housekeeping.
Out of the six provinces of the region, only Northern Samar was not able to make it while all seven cities of the region passed the grade.
Several municipalities in the region were recognized by the DILG.
In Biliran province, these are the towns of Almeria, Biliran, Cabucgayan, Caibiran, Culaba, Kawayan, Maripipi, and Naval.
In Eastern Samar, the following made it to the list Arteche, Can-avid, Dolores, General MacArthur, Guiuan, Hernani, Llorente, Maslog, Maydolong Mercedes, Quinapondan, Salcedo, San Julian, Sulat, and Taft.
In Leyte, the municipalities who made it to the list were Abuyog, Alangalang, Albuera, Barugo, Bato, Burauen, Calubian, Capoocan, Carigara, Dagami, Dulag,
Hilongos, Hindang, Javier, Julita, Kananga, La Paz, Leyte, Matagob, Mayorga, Merida, Palo, Pastrana, San Isidro, Santa Fe, Tabango, Tabontabon, Tanauan, and Tolosa.
In Northern Samar, the municipalities who made it to the list were the following: Biri, Gamay, Laoang, Lapinig, Lavezares, Palapag, and San Isidro.
For Samar province, the passers were the municipalities of Almagro, Basey, Calbiga, Daram, Gandara, Hinabangan, Jiabong, Marabut, Matuguinao, Motiong, Pagsanghan, Paranas, Pinabacdao, San Jose de Buan, San Sebastian, Santa Margarita, Santa Rita, Santo Nino, Tagapulan, Talalora, Tarangnan, Villareal, and Zumarraga.
The Southern Leyte, passers include Anahawan, Bontoc, Hinunangan, Hinundayan, Libagon, Liloan, Limasawa, Macrohon, Malitbog, Padre Burgos, Pintuyan, Saint Bernard, San Francisco, San Juan, Silago, Sogod and Tomas Oppus.
The SGFH recognizes compliance of local government units with accounting and auditing standards, rules and regulations, as certified by DILG’s Bureau of Local Government Supervision.
SGFH affirms that an LGU had spent and audited its public funds completely and with full transparency.
The criteria for passing the GFH include the most recent available COA Audit Opinion is unqualified or qualified for CYs 2020 or 2021, as of November 4, 2022; Compliance with the full disclosure policy – posting of financial documents in 3 conspicuous places and in the FDP Portal for CY 2021 2nd to 4th Quarter, and CY 2022 1st Quarter period documents.
The SGFH is part of the financial administration and sustainability aspect—the first of ten governance areas of assessment for LGUs.
(LIZBETH ANN A. ABELLA)