CITY OF MALOLOS – A clear manifestation of good governance continues in Bulacan as Gov. Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado reported that the province received more than 40 awards in the past three years for its commendable, effective and quality public service.
The governor mentioned this during his State of the Province Address (SOPA) held at the Bulwagang Senador Benigno S. Aquino Jr. inside the Capitol Building yesterday coinciding the opening of the 9th Sangguniang Panlalawigan.
Some of the awards and citations given to the province include the highest recognition given to outstanding local government units in the Philippines, known as the Seal of Good Local Governance of the Department of Interior and Local Government, the Gawad Kalasag Hall of Fame Award for Best Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council, the Agri-Pinoy Hall of Fame Award, the International Organization for Standardization 9001:2008 Certification and other numerous awards.
“Patuloy tayong maglilingkod ng tapat sa ating mga nasasakupan at hindi tayo matitinag na iangat ang antas ng kabuhayan ng bawat Bulakenyo. Ang mga parangal na ipinagkaloob sa ating dakilang lalawigan ay sumasalalim ng ating pinagkaisang layunin at pagsisikap,” the governor said.
Alvarado also mentioned in his SOPA that 626,000 Bulakenyos benefited in the Kapitolyo sa Barangay wherein 1,200 visits were conducted that offered services such as medical consultations, dental checkups, and laboratory tests among others.
PGB has also conducted series of seminars and disaster resiliency camps that include free disaster preparedness, response, and relief trainings that benefited 60,000 Bulakenyos.
He also cited the effective implementation of 15 information systems in the PGB that resulted to fast retrieval of information as well as the creation of the Record Keeping System of the Bulacan Provincial Jail for the efficient management of inmates’ records.
Alvarado also added that 3,277 relocation houses in the town of Bustos and Pandi were built through the help of National Housing Authority.
The governor’s report also featured the 279 public buildings that were built in different areas of the province that cost P439 million and benefited thousands of Bulakenyos in employment and industrial sectors.