INFORMATION BLITZ: Millions of pesos were wasted in over 40 years of violence in Mindanao and the money could have been used instead for schools, roads & devt said Cagayan De Oro Cong. Rufus Rodriguez ------ 35,000 OFWs have availed of the SSS Flexifund in 2013, and earned P16.4million as income from the fund, said an ABS-CBN report. ------- Regional Director Taghap said Philippine Statistics Authority, under RA#10625, known as Phil. Statistics Act of 2013, approved on Sept. 12, 2013 mandated PSA to prepare and conduct periodic censuses on population, housing, agriculture, fisheries, business, industry, and other sectors of the economy.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Dipolog City, the country’s 7th top performing city

By Alfonso T. Ruda

DIPOLOG CITY. NOV. 13 (PIA)--- The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) has confirmed  that the Local Government Unit of Dipolog City ranks no. 7 among top performing cities throughout the country.
According to the  DILG report,  since August 12, 2012, the  country’s 143 cities already included the 16 controversial cities as among the regular cities created under impeached Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona.

In that report, Dipolog City ranks no. 7 among the top performing cities throughout the country, based on the Local Governance Performing Management System (LGPMS), used by the DILG in rating the LGUs .

Under the LGPMS, Dipolog City registered a performance rating of 4.83 under the component city category.

Among the top performing cities are : Laoag (4.99); Naga (4.93); Vigan (4.921); Ligao (4.917); Tagaytay (4.87); Cabanatuan City (4.86), and Dipolog City in no. 7 with a rating of 4.83.

Mayor Evelyn T. Uy was so elated  upon learning the DILG’s report, considering that Dipolog  is the only city from Mindanao which landed among the top ten performing cities in the country.

Local political observers consider the latest accomplishment of the City Government as a manifestation of Mayor Uy’s good governance and strong political will. (ALT/ATR/PIA9-Zambo Norte)