MANILA, Philippines — The city of Navotas received the highest rating from state auditors, according to Mayor Toby Tiangco.
In his announcement on Thursday evening (August 19) on Twitter, the city Mayor attached a copy of the statement from the Commission on Audit (COA) on the audit findings for Navotas city.
“The Auditor rendered an unmodified opinion on the fairness of presentation of the financial statements of the City,” the statement said, signed by COA Regional Director IV Omar Roque.
Tiangco said it was the sixth time the city received such a rating from COA.
“Ito ang pinakamataas na audit rating na ibinibigay sa mga ahensya at tanggapan ng gobyerno. Sa buong Metro Manila, tayo lamang ang LGU na may ganitong record,” he said.
He added that the city managed to push through some of its important projects even under tight budget as it needed to shift its resources to COVID response.
“Hindi po naging madali ang nakalipas na taon dahil kinailangan nating ihinto ang ilan sa ating mga proyekto at programa para matugunan ang mga pangangailangan ng lungsod laban sa COVID-19,” he said.
“Pinilit nating mapag-abot ang maliit nating budget para matugunan ito at patuloy pa ring makapaghatid ng de-kalidad na serbisyo,” he added.
The mayor vows to maintain the city’s high performance rating which he said he owes to the people of Navotas.