- A barangay chairman in Laguna went viral because of his move that promotes transparency on his leadership
- The chairman named Tatalino De Gala, from Brgy. IV-B in San Pablo City, bravely posted the list of Social Amelioration Program (SAP) financial assistance beneficiaries
- He placed the list in public places so it can be viewed by residents
- Earlier, the Department of Interior and Local Government issued an order to barangay chairmen on disclosing their master list for SAP beneficiaries
To provide transparency and avoid doubts on his headship, a barangay chairman in Laguna bravely posted the names of his constituents who are on the list of Social Amelioration Program (SAP) financial assistance beneficiaries.
KAMI learned that Barangay Chairman Tatalino De Gala of Brgy. IV-B in San Pablo City posted the list in public places so it can be viewed by residents.
As many issues about financial assistance surfaced in the midst of the enhanced community quarantine, many netizens said that Chairman Tatalino’s move should be imitated in other barangays.
Here are some of the netizens comments:
“’Yan ang chairman na walang kaba sa loob.”
“The word we're looking for here is... transparency!”
“Salute to another responsible, transparent government official.”
“Yan ang mga kapitang totoong naglilingkod dba mabilis maging transparent kasi malinis ang konsensya mo.”
“’Yan ang tunay na tapat, walang itinatago, I salute you sir, sana makahawa sa katulad mong mga kapitan”
Earlier, the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) has issued an order to barangay chairmen on disclosing their master list for SAP beneficiaries.
The agency encouraged barangay heads to post the lists in public places like City Hall and others. According to DILG Secretary Eduardo Año, this will promote honesty and transparency.
In a previous report by KAMI, Lolit Solis took to social media to bravely air her honest opinion over the government’s move to give financial aid to the needy Filipinos amid the present crisis. She expressed her disappointment with the process of selecting individuals who are entitled to receive assistance.
At present, the Philippines is under a state of calamity while the entire Luzon is under an enhanced community quarantine.
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