Caloocan gains P2.4-m DILG reward
The Department of the Interior and Local Government on Wednesday awarded P2.4 million to the local city government of Caloocan, through Mayor Oscar Malapitan, for winning the Seal of Good Local Governance for three straight years.
DILG Assistant Director for National Capital Region Juan Jovian Ingeniero personally handed the check to Malapitan. Ingeniero was assisted by DILG Director Analyn Baltazar Cortez.
According to Cortez, “Caloocan City is one of the country’s unique cities, despite their restrictions on criteria and higher assessment levels, has earned three consecutive SGLG awards in 2015, 2016 and 2017.”
Malapitan thanked the national government agency for the cash award. “It would benefit the people of Caloocan through valuable projects,” he said.
Cortez described the Malapitan administration as “sure, great and expectable” for having been awarded with DILG’s Good Financial Housekeeping; DILG’s Seal of Child Friendly Local Governance and DILG’s SGLG for the last three consecutive years.
Meanwhile, DILG also donated two brand new sets of computers with printers to the city’s People’s Law Enforcement Board to step up its processing of complaints against erring cops.
The new equipment were also received by Malapitan and PLEB chief Chito Abel, who in turn, committed better service to the people of Caloocan.