DILG chief asks brgy officials: Promote good governance PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 01 December 2010 11:13

Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse M. Robredo on Monday urged newly-installed barangay officials to promote and practice good governance during their incumbency.

Robredo made the call as more than 336,000 elected barangay officials nationwide assumed their respective positions Monday to begin their three-year term of office.

In a directive he issued to all city, municipal mayors and punong barangays, Robredo noted the qualities that barangays should adopt in promoting and sustaining good governance including transparency, responsiveness, accountability and participation.

He urged punong barangays to conduct semestral assembly for the purpose of reporting accomplishments of the barangay about its programs, projects and activities, finances, including problems and other concerns.

To further promote transparency, barangays should post in conspicuous places their itemized monthly collections and disbursements, annual summary of income and expenditures in order to show how much and for what specific purposes barangay funds were spent.

The DILG secretary said it is incumbent upon every barangay to provide prompt and adequate services to their constituents.

He said this can better be achieved by undertaking such services as barangay citizens’ charter, an information desk, and more importantly, disaster risk reduction and management committee, as one of the committees of the barangay development council.