November 3, 2023–In a move aimed at promoting transparency and accountability in local government administration, the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) recently issued Memorandum Circular No. 2023-166 dated October 31, 2023. The circular provides clear instructions for outgoing Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) officials regarding the final inventory of their properties, financial records, documents, and money accountabilities (PFRDs).
In his press conference this morning, Mayor Albee Benitez, reiterated the need to fast track the inventory process through his Memorandum no. 0169
Series of 2023, directing the City Accountant to coordinate and collaborate with the DILG City Director and other members of the City Assessment and Transition Team (CATT). This step is crucial to facilitate a seamless transfer of responsibilities to the incoming officials.
The memorandum also establishes a transition period, not to exceed three (3) weeks. Additionally, it allows officials to secure and comply with the bonding requirements and other requisites under existing laws, rules, and regulations.
This transition is a significant step in promoting good governance in Bacolod City.
Read Memorandum no. 0169 Series of 2023 here: https://tinyurl.com/BSKTransition
(Source: Bacolod City Public Information Office)