CITY OF MALOLOS – Despite the unceasing smear tactics against him, Bulacan Gov. Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado remains unmoved and continues to exhibit commendable good governance as the Provincial Government of Bulacan was recently certified as a Good Financial Housekeeping Passer of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) for the year 2014.
Alvarado, who is also the chairman of the Regional Development Council in Central Luzon (RDC III), said that Bulacan complied with the full disclosure policy of the DILG’s FDP Portal that enables the public to view, download and print the LGU financial documents for the Bulakenyos to understand how the Provincial Government’s budget was spent for public services.
He also commended the PGB’s department head especially Provincial Administrator Eugenio Payongayong, Provincial Planning and Development Officer Arlene Pascual, Provincial Treasurer Belinda Bartolome, Provincial Accountant Marites Friginal, Provincial Budget Officer Marina Flores, Chief of Staff Jim Valerio, Provincial Legal Officer Jeffrey Cruz, Provincial General Services Officer Kenneth Lantin, Provincial Engineer Glen Reyes and Supply Officer IV Carina San Pedro-Espiritu for their exemplary leadership and hard work to achieve the recognition.
Alvarado also said that for the third consecutive year, Bulacan will once again be recognized by the Department of Agriculture in this year’s Agri-Pinoy Rice Achievers’ Awarding Ceremony, as one of the country’s top 12 provinces with high rice-producing municipalities and cities that contributes in attaining national rice sufficiency.
Meanwhile, the top provincial executive also announced the realization of different projects this March that will usher the province to more growth and progress such as the installation of Closed-Circuit TV cameras at Angat, Ipo, and Bustos dams for the monitoring of the Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office on the dams’ water level and to the flood prone areas in Bulacan.
He also made representation and lobbied to the national government for the immediate repair and strengthening of the 47-year-old Angat Dam and the replacement of the brittle rubber check gates of Bustos Dam that will take place along with the beautification of the Bustos Dam Park and Recreational Facility which are expected to start this month.
The Bulacan Techno Hub will also rise in the City of Malolos that will help Information Technology students to practice their careers and generate job opportunities.
Also by March, Bulakenyos will finally benefit from their own natural wealth as the Bulacan Bulk Water Project is now open for bidding and the water originating from the watershed of Bulacan mountains will soon to flow to the towns and cities of the province.
Moreover, the National Economic and Development Authority Regional Office III has also disclosed that RDC III being headed by Alvarado is also revving up more engines of growth in the region as it gears up on the implementation of salient projects designed to expedite more progress and development not only in the central plains but also to complement the growth of provinces in Northern Luzon and the National Capital Region.