MAYOR GORDON SUPPORTS TAPATAN ROAD SHOW
Olongapo City Mayor James “Bong” Gordon Jr. has given full support to the Tapatan Road Show on Full Disclosure Policy that was conducted by the Department of Interior and Local Government RO3 on May 12, 2011, at the Fontana, Clarkfield, Pampanga.
The said Tapatan Road Show was entitled “Take P.A.R.T. (Participation, Accountability, Responsiveness, Transparency) in Local Governance with an aim to increase the level of awareness and participation of local officials to promote good local governance.
DILG Sec. Jesse M. Robredo discussed the DILG’s program thrusts particularly Full Disclosure Policy among Central Luzon governors, city and municipal mayors, LnB presidents, Presidents of Provincial Leagues of Accountants/Treasurers/Budget Officers, NGOs, CSOs, POs, NGAs, academe and members of the press in Central Luzon.
“Napapanahon ang pagkakaroon ng Tapatan Road Show. Marami nang naiuulat na mga corrupt sa gobyerno at kinakailangang iwaksing tuluyan ang corruption sa pagdi-disclose ng mga transaksyon ng mga Local Government Units (LGU) sa publiko through various communication strategies,” Mayor Gordon stated.
Over five-hundred participants attended the Tapatan Road Show, including DILG Olongapo City Director Araceli San Jose, City Councilor Rodel Cerezo, Barangay Captain Rafael Santulan, Barangay East Bajac-Bajac Secretary Elizabeth Tamaño, and DILG staff Stephanie Navarro for the Olongapo City delegation.
“Ang Tapatan Roadshow ay isang pagsunod sa panawagan ni Pangulong Benigno Aquino III sa pagtahak sa matuwid na landas na nakatuon at naglalayong maiwasan at burahin ang kurapsyon sa gobyerno,” said San Jose.