February 23, 2024

Department of the Interior and Local Government Sec. Eduardo M. Año urged continued financial transparency in local government units as he lauded 1,522 LGUs that passed the stringent Good Financial Housekeeping (GFH) nationwide assessment of the DILG.
Año said that passing the GFH is a feat in itself as it involves stern requirements and a nod from the Commission on Audit. It is also one of the criteria in awarding the Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG), he added.
For LGUs to pass the GFH, they must comply with the Full Disclosure Policy (FDP) by posting important financial documents in three conspicuous places and in the FDP portal for all the quarters of CY 2018 and the 1st quarter of CY 2019 posting period documents; and the LGU must have a favorable COA opinion, as posted in the COA website, for 2017 or 2018.
The DILG chief said that most LGUs validated from various regions of the country registered high compliance percentage. He said Region 11 led with a 100 percent passing rate with all its five provinces, six cities, and 43 municipalities making the cut.
Año also encouraged the 184 that failed to pass the 2019 GFH to not be discouraged but see it more as a challenge and “ensure that by next year, their LGUs will be included in the list.” – DILG release