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TO serve the people of Cagayan de Oro, Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Rolando Uy said that his City Hall administration is committed to finding ways to improve their services and is ready to learn from experts and stakeholders in do it.
“In my administration, I am looking forward to a bureaucracy where each (department or office) operates according to its mandate—this is to promote economic growth and create a transparent management of the bureaucracy to expand opportunities and influence, all to improve the general welfare. of the people,” said Mayor Uy in his welcome message during the ‘Seal of Good Local Governance’ program last Monday.
The program held at the City Tourism Hall was led by the Department of Interior and Local Governments (DILG). In his weekly message for Mayor Klarex during the flag-raising program on Monday morning, City Administrator Roy Hilario Raagas said that a group of evaluators conducted a review of City Hall’s performance last year based on 10- point criteria of the ‘Seal of Good Local Governance.’
These criteria include financial management and sustainability, disaster preparedness, social protection and sensitivity, health compliance and responsiveness, sustainable education, business friendliness and competitiveness, tourism, heritage development, culture and arts, safety , peace and order, environmental management, and youth. development.
“The purpose of this (DILG’s Seal of Good Local Governance) program is not only for local governments to compete with each other to get awards but to improve our services (to our respective constituencies) as part of our (commitment to continuous development) is the management system of our country—from the grassroots barangay level to the national government,” said Raagas in Bisaya.
Signed into law by former president Rodrigo Duterte on April 12, 2019, Republic Act 112921 which institutionalized the Seal of Good Local Governance for local governments seeks to recognize the performance of local governments and consists of 145 city governments, 81 provincial governments, and 1,489 municipalities. governments.
And in his message, Mayor Uy said that the City Hall under his administration must strive to maintain and improve the quality of public service to the Kagay-Anon people while thinking about any shortcomings and failures that it may cause to them.
“We should honor those who have done exemplary service but if we have shortcomings, we will find a way to correct them according to the law,” said Uy in Bisaya.
The mayor also requested the ‘experts in local governance’ and stakeholders to provide inputs and ‘mentoring’ to City Hall on how to sustain and improve their services in the city.
“The capacity of our bureaucracy is high but I believe we still have a lot to improve. And with your coaching and mentoring, we will continue to progress (in serving and improving the lives of our people),” said Uy. (Stephen Capillas of the City Information Office)
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