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TAGUIG CITY Mayor Lani Cayetano thanked GOD, her constituents the people of Taguig and her partner in instituting reforms the City Council For receiving another honor by being cited by the Department of Interior and Local Government as among the top performing local government units for 2010 in the latest Local Governance Performance Management Systems (LGPMS).
The City is among the top 10 performing cities in the highly urbanized cities category, which assesses LGUs on administrative, social, economic, and environmental governance, and on fundamentals of good governance which include transparency, participation and financial accountability
The other top performing cities in the highly urbanized cities category are Valenzuela, San Juan, Puerto Princesa, Angeles, Davao, Naga, Zamboanga, Iligan and Cebu.
Mayor Cayetano felt very much elated with this recent development as her administration’s effort to render all the public services due to the Taguiguenos were commensurate to the P3.8 billion budget of the City government for 2011 which focuses on social services enhancement like education, health care, peace and order etc.
“Our budget allocation for social services was increased to P900-million in order for the city government to fully implement programs that would benefit the Taguig residents like the Taguig City Integrated Survey System (TCISS) and the Taguig Tracking Device System (TTDS), Free College education, 100 Million Pesos in Scholarships, Upgrading of the City”s University and Hospitals” stated Mayor Cayetano.
Reforms were and are being instituted to remove corruption and close opportunities for graft. War on wastage was also initiated. 100 Million was removed from the former administrations Integrated Environmental Protection (Garbage Hauling Budget) and reallocated for Scholarships. Permits and licenses process made transparent through an electronic tracking system not only got rid of graft but encouraged businesses to move to Taguig.
Meanwhile, Atty. Darwin Icay, the Mayor’s spokesperson, enumerated the various programs initiated by the Cayetano Administration, which are geared towards the improvement of providing the basic services to the city residents and the people making business in the city or the investors as well.
“TCISS has been operational and through this survey system, the city government was able to extend all the necessary help and assistance to the different sectors of Taguig, like for instance the medicines. Our city became business-friendly via the One-Stop Shop Business Registration and Permit Renewal Program. More importantly, the Cayetano administration implemented a system that would eliminate corruption in any transaction or business dealings with the city government through the TTDS. This transaction tracking system was designed to get rid of red tape,” explained Atty Icay.
Just recently, Mayor Lani received the “Best Among the Best Practices Program Award” from the Philippine National Police (PNP) for being a staunch supporter of PNP in its anti-crime campaigns. Also, under her anti corrupt administration Taguig was adjudged the best city for business in Metro Manila by Doing Business in the Philippines 2011, an international study conducted by International Finance Corporation (IFC), World Bank (WB) and Asian Institute of Management Policy Center (APC) that assessed business regulations of 25 local government units (LGUs) in the county.