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101 LGUs told: Show cause why you can’t be suspended

The Department of the Interior and Local Government on Tuesday said 101 local government units had failed in their road clearing operations.

“The DILG has already issued the show cause orders to these 101 LGUs and we are awaiting their replies on why they were not able to comply with the President’s directive and why they should not be suspended,” DILG Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya said during a press briefing.

Malaya said that as of Oct. 15, the validation teams had validated 1,516 LGUs, higher from the previous figure of 1,245. 

He added the number of “highly-compliant” increased by 18 percent or from 327 to 387.

Malaya said there was a 28-percent increase in the LGUs with “medium compliant” from 498 to 635 and another 22-percent increase in the “low-compliant” from 323 to 393.

DILG chief Eduardo Año earlier disclosed the rating system used in the evaluation were:

70-percent and below - failure

70-80 percent - low compliance

81-90 percent - medium compliance

91-100 percent - high compliance

Malaya also announced that authorities would conduct the next validation of LGUs by December.

“We expect the continued cooperation of all governors, city and municipal mayors and punong barangays nationwide. We anticipate that the results will be better during the December validation,” Malaya said.

During his fourth State of the Nation Address, President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the mayors and governors to reclaim public roads or they will face sanctions.

Topics: Department of the Interior and Local Government , Eduardo Año , Jonathan Malaya , Rodrigo Duterte , State of the Nation Address
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