The Local Government Unit of Dimataling has been recognized for its financial transparency and instituted public reporting of budget and expenditure.

In its website, the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) announced Friday, January 25, that Dimataling made it to the official list of 2018 Good Financial Housekeeping. 

DILG’s Bureau of Local Government Supervision (BLGS) issued the list of after its year-long assessment.

The Good Financial Housekeeping is a project of the DILG that recognizes local government units with good performance in internal financial housekeeping, particularly in the areas of local legislation, development planning, resource generation, allocation and utilization, customer service, human resource management and development, and valuing fundamental governance.

It is also one of the factors being considered for an LGU to pass the first core area of Seal of Good Local Governance, which is Financial Administration. The other three areas are disaster preparedness, social protection, and peace and order.

Aside from the four core areas, LGUs need to pass at least one of the essential areas namely, business friendliness and competitiveness; environmental management; and tourism, culture, and the arts.