FOR the fifth time in a row, the local government of Caloocan City, under the leadership of Mayor Oscar “Oca” Malapitan, again bagged the prestigious Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) from the Department of Interior and Local Government.
Among the cities in the National Capital Region, only the local government units of Caloocan and Mandaluyong got the SGLG for five consecutive years since 2015.
The SGLG is the highest award given by the DILG to local government units that perform excellently and honestly in the field of public service, social protection, financial administration, disaster preparedness and peace and order.
“Lubos akong nagpapasalamat sa DILG para sa pagkilalang ito. Ang SGLG ay nagpapatunay ng ating patuloy na pagganap sa ating tungkulin upang maiangat ang ating lungsod. Gayundin ang pasasalamat ko sa bumubuo ng ating lokal na pamahalaan, ang Sangguniang Panlungsod, mga pinuno ng bawat departamento, mga kawani, at sa bawat residente ng Caloocan. Ang tagumpay na ito ay tagumpay ng bawat mamamayan ng Caloocan,” Mayor Oca said in his speech.
Meanwhile, Mayor Malapitan announced that the city of Caloocan was included in the 10 wealthiest local government units (LGUs) in the country in 2018.
Mayor Oca said that based on the data released by the Commission on Audit, Caloocan city’s assets grew from P17,011 billion in 2017 to P18.381 billion in 2018
“Ito ay patunay lamang na patuloy na lumalago ang ekonomiya at mas nagiging maunlad ang ating lungsod. Hangarin natin na ito ay mas higit na maiangat pa hanggang sa huling tatlong taon ng aking panunungkulan bilang inyong punong-lungsod,” Mayor Oca said.
Makati city remained the country’s wealthiest with total assets of P230.833 billion followed by Quezon City with P87.285 billion, Manila - P40.711 billion, Pasig City - P38.985 billion, Cebu City - P33.884 billion, Taguig City - P24.536 billion, Caloocan City - P18.381 billion, Pasay City - P18.278 billion, Davao City - P16.259 billion and Calamba City - P12.606 billion.