DILG reiterates call
on full disclosure policy
By Philippine Information Agency (PIA 8)
TACLOBAN CITY – The
Department of Interior and Local Government Region 8 reiterated the
call of Secretary Jesse Robredo for local government units to comply
with the full disclosure policy of the DILG.
Full disclosure policy
requires local government units to post their budgets and finances,
and bids and public offerings in government websites, newspapers of
general circulation, and in other conspicuous and appropriate places,
Director Jose said.
Adherence to the
policy is now compulsory, as provided by Section 90 of Republic Act
10147 or the General Appropriations Act of 2011.
Meanwhile, DILG 8
Information Officer Mr. Myles Colasito, during the meeting of
government information officers of Eastern Visayas, informed that many
of the local government websites in the Region that are not functional
or not updated at all.
The most common reason
for this is that the local government units trained job order
employees as webmasters and the same are no longer connected with the
local government units.
It would be recalled
that there was a project jointly conducted by the National Computer
Center, DOST and NEDA, that designed websites for all local government
In a directive to
provincial governors, city and municipal mayors, presiding officers of
local legislative councils and the ARMM regional governor, the DILG
Secretary said that non-compliance with the full disclosure policy may
subject concerned local officials to suspension or removal from office
on the ground of gross negligence or dereliction of duty in accordance
with Section 60 of the Local Government Code of 1991.
Adherence with the
full disclosure policy upholds transparency and accountability in
government and in keeping with President Benigno S. Aquino III’s
principles on good governance. More importantly, through this reform,
the government will be able to improve its services to the people,
Secretary Robredo said.
A Commission on Audit
memorandum also includes compliance with the full disclosure policy
among the requirements in the auditing process.
transactions that are required to be posted by LGUs include the
following: Annual Budget Report; Quarterly Statement of Cash Flows;
Statement of Receipts and Expenditures; Trust Fund (PDAF) Utilization;
Quarterly Report of SEF (Special Education Fund) Utilization; and 20%
Component of the IRA Utilization, among others.