Department of Interior and Local Government
Due to his exemplary performance as local chief executive of Naga City, the late Jesse Robredo was appointed by Pres. Benigno Aquino III as secretary of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG). As such, he continued his passion of serving the people by initiating projects and programs in order to improve the delivery of services by Local Government Units. He focused on the full disclosure policy, requiring the LGUs to transparency in public places the 12 key financial documents to show how their funds are spent.
Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia, as executive vice president of the League of Cities of the Philippines (LCP) joined the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), and other local government leagues, development partners and civil society, in boosting the legacy and paying his last respect to the late DILG Secretary Jesse Robredo during services held at the Kalayaan Hall of Malacañang.
Partylist Congressman of Bayan Muna, Teddy Casiño extolled the late DILG Secretary Jesse Robredo as outstanding local chief executive and competent cabinet secretary under the administration of President Benigno Aquino III, and was furthermore, one of the cabinet members whom Congress appreciated.
Robredo met an untimely death when a plane crash took his life and that of two others in the sea off Masbate Province while he was on his way home by private plane to his hometown in Naga City, Camarines Sur.
Negros Occidental officials yesterday joined the Filipino nation in grieving the demise of Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo, whose body was finally recovered yesterday morning, three days after his plane crashed in waters off Masbate City.
Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. said, "I pray for the repose of the soul of Sec. Robredo and urge every Filipino to pray for him. His demise is a great loss to the country and our people. He is a dedicated, conscientious, hard-working public servant."
Starting today, Philippine flags in Bacolod City will be in half-mast as gesture of mourning of the Bacolod City government over the untimely death of Sec. Jesse Robredo of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG).
Mayor Evelio Leonardia said, "Sec. Jesse Robredo is an irreplaceable loss to local governance in particular, and the country in general. He was such a big promise to nation-building because he was a rare breed who was a trailblazer in innovative governance. His track record as Naga City Mayor and national President of the League of Cities of the Philippines is worthy of emulation. The DILG was a perfect branch of service for him. May his advocacy for reform and excellence in governance become lasting institutions in the whole republic. To salute this great public servant and friend, the flags in Bacolod City will fly half-mast."
Lupong Tagapamayapa members of the respective barangays of Bacolod was given the
rate of 8 out of 10 as the highest rating in terms of their knowledge and
capabilities in handling the cases launched by their office.
The 1st batch participants of the Seminar on Katarungang Pambarangay composed of Punong Barangay and Lupong Tagapamayapa officers and DIGL officers on March 22-23, 2012.*
Seal of Good Housekeeping Award is a recognition of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) to the local government units (LGU) with exemplary performance in terms of fiscal management, accountability and transparency. Hence, Bacolod City is one of the 8 recipients of this award in Region 6.
According to Dino Punsalan of DILG-Negros Occidental, “if an LGU is given the seal of good housekeeping, it only shows that the recipient LGU is trustworthy”.