'Seal of Good Housekeeping' awarded by DILG to Echague

ECHAGUE, Isabela, Oct 26 - The local government unit of Echague has received from the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) – Isabela the “Seal of Good Housekeeping” and P2 million cash award for its sound fiscal management, transparency, and accountability.
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DILG Provincial Director Elpidio Durwin said Echague town like other towns in Isabela deserved to be recognized for its good fiscal management and of being transparent in all its transactions in compliance to the DILG’s Full Disclosure Policy.
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Echague has complied with the posting of financial transactions in conspicuous places of the municipality, which helped the people know where funds are allocated and spent.
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Its mayor, Melinda Kiat, said the people of Echague are witnesses to the development efforts of her administration and of the transparency she has imposed.
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Kiat recognized the help of employees of the local government unit for the implementation of programs, projects, and activities in the town as she said without them local leaders cannot serve fully her constituents.
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The lady executive plans to spend the P2 million cash award for the rehabilitation of two bridges affected by the recent typhoons.
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The full disclosure policy is a program of the late DILG secretary Jesse Robredo to enable LGUs impose transparency and accountability in all transactions so people will know where the taxes are appropriated and spent.