The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) recently awarded Marikina City with the “Seal of Good Housekeeping” due to its compliance to the Full Disclosure Policy (FDP) of the said agency.
The award entitles the city PhP 25 million worth of financial assistance from the DILG through its Local Government Support Fund (LGSF).
“We are happy that the city is chosen as one of the most transparent cities in Metro Manila. We will continuously provide our residents with good governance,” Mayor Del De Guzman said.
Aside from Marikina, the cities of Caloocan, Makati, and Navotas in the National Capital Region were also awarded the seal of good housekeeping by DILG .
The financial assistance shall be allotted for the construction of a four-storey building in Brgy. Sta. Elena intended for the Children-In-Conflict-with-the-Law .
The building will have rooms for mentally-challenged, abused, and street children. Moreover, it will be provided with an activity center where they can play as well as a livelihood room where they can learn.
Marikina was chosen because of its compliance to the FDP which encourages all local government units to follow the straight and narrow path of transparency aimed at minimizing, preventing, and completely ridding the government of graft and corruption.
The FDP requires local government units to post their budgets, finances, and bids in the Commission on Audit (COA) website, other government sites, general circulation newspapers, etc., so the people will know what is going on with their government and their transactions.