The Pateros municipal government was recognized by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) for passing the 2022 Good Financial Housekeeping (GFH) assessment.
Mayor Miguel Ponce III received the mark of recognition from the DILG National Capital Region headed by Maria Lourdes Agustin on March 27.
Pateros Mayor Miguel Ponce III (3rd from left) receives the mark of recognition from DILG (Photo from the Pateros municipal government)
The criteria used by the DILG in assessing local government units (LGUs) for the GFH were the most recent available Commission on Audit (COA) Audit Opinion that was unqualified or qualified for 2020 or 2021; and compliance with the full disclosure policy (FDP) by posting financial documents in three conspicuous places and in the FDP portal for the second to the fourth quarters of 2021, and first quarter of 2022
In a past circular, the DILG defined GFH as “an LGU that exhibits compliance with accounting and auditing standards, rules and regulations i.e. with an Unqualified or Qualified COA Opinion of the immediately preceding year: as well as Compliance with the Full Disclosure Policy of Local Budget and Finances. Bids and Public Offerings e.g. Annual Budget, Statement of Receipts and Expenditures, Annual Procurement Plan or Procurement List. and Bid Results On Civil Works, Goods and Services and Consulting Services among others.”
Of the 1,715 LGUs assessed by the DILG, 1,462 or 85 percent passed the GFH assessment.
In the National Capital Region, all the 17 LGUs, including Pateros, passed the assessment.