Los Baños recognizes outstanding citizens, taxpayers for Bañamos 2019


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By Lemuel San Gabriel, Raizza Mae Acuzar, and Cedric Allen Katigbak One of the highlights of the  second day of the week-long celebrations for the 18th Bañamos Festival themed “Tagumpay ng Bayan ay Matatamasa ng Mamamayang Nagkakaisa” was the  awarding … Continue reading

LB residents defy gray skies, nothing but smiles for Bañamos Festival 2019 civic parade


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by Nicole Anne Teotico Representatives from the local government units/offices, schools, barangays, business establishments, research and development institutions, and residents of Los Baños braved the overcast skies and  morning drizzle to join and watch the civic parade in celebration for … Continue reading

Proklamasyon ng mga nanalong opisyal sa Los Baños, isinagawa

Ulat nina Andrea Amit, Migi Delfin, at Emman Domingo

Noong Mayo 14, 2019, sa munisipyo ng Los Baños, naganap ang proklamasyon ng mga bagong naluklok na opisyal ng bayan.

Nanalo muli sa pagka-mayor si Ceasar Perez na tumakbo bilang Independent party kung saan nakakuha siya ng 18,459 na boto mula sa kabuuhan na 48,112 na rehistradong botante. Ang mga naging kapwa kandidato ni Perez sa pagka-mayor ay sina Budjong Balasoto, Ferdinand Vargas, Norvin Tamasin, at Leo de Guzman. Ito na ang ikatlong termino ni Mayor Perez mula sa pagkakahalal simula noong 2013 hanggang 2019.

sa pagka-vice mayor si Tony Kalaw na tumakbo rin bilang Independent party kung saan nakakuha naman siya ng 18,894 na boto. Natalo nito ang kapwa kandidato sa pagka-vice mayor na sina Procopio Alipon at si Jay Rolusta.

Ang walong pinalad mula sa 37 na kandidatong tumakbo sa pagka-konsehal naman ay sina Baby Sumangil Evangelista, Miko Pelegrina, Janos Lapiz, Jericho Ceciron, Marlo PJ Alipon, Mike Dexter Concio, Mark Lester Dizon, at si Cris Bagnes.

Ang mga lokal na lider ay maglilingkod ng tatlong taon sa bayan ng Los Baños.

Ang mga nanalong mga kandidato sa pagka-mayor, bise-mayor, at konsehal ng Los Baños nitong 2019 elections.

“Not All Heroes Wear Capes”: Red Cross Youth of UPLB Holds Sanduguan 2019


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by Betina Paula Cardenas and Rianno Emmanuel Domingo The Red Cross Youth of UPLB (RCY-UPLB) held Sanduguan 2019: A Bloodletting Activity on May 8, 2019 from 8 AM to 6 PM at the Student Union Sunken Lobby of the University of … Continue reading

Los Baños passes ‘Good Financial Housekeeping’ Standards

By John Samuel Yap

The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) of Region IV-A granted the Municipal Government of Los Baños a Seal of Good Financial Housekeeping (SGFH) award last April 15. The award was given to the local government unit (LGU) for performing well in terms of financial transparency, including the disclosure of budgetary information, and compliance with national auditing standards.

PASSED THE STANDARDS. The Municipal Government of Los Baños has received a Seal of Good Financial Housekeeping award this year.

According to Lolita M. Leviste, Head of the Office of the Municipal Accountant, the award shows that the LGU has been transparent in all its financial transactions.

“We are not corrupt, we are transparent. We are spending everything for the good,” she added.

Leviste cited that they are procuring items through the Philippine Government Electronic Procurement System (PhilGEPS) in accordance to the Government Procurement Reform Act.

This system is an electronic portal where procurement transactions are done online to improve government transparency, as it is accessible for both government agencies and stakeholders. She further stated that the LGU’s budget is spent in regulation with the standards of Commission on Audit (COA).

Pursuant to DILG Memorandum Circular No. 2010-83, Leviste also said that the municipality’s financial records are readily available to the public, citing the installation of Full Disclosure Boards in three publicly accessible areas in town.

These transparency platforms include the annual budget, annual procurement plan, statement of receipts and expenditures, report on the utilization of 20% development fund, bid results on civil works, goods, and services, among others.

TRANSPARENT. DILG Region IV-A awarded the SGFH plaque to the Municipal Government of Los Baños during the flag raising ceremony. (Photo from MGLB).

SFGH is one of the six prerequisite components in attaining the Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) award. According to the Open Government Partnership, the core areas include the disaster-preparedness and social protection, while its essential components composed of business friendliness and competitiveness, peace and order, and environmental management.

Los Baños is one of the 15 municipalities in Laguna that passed the good financial housekeeping standards this year. This is not the first time for the municipality to receive such recognition after receiving the same award two years ago.

Refresher training inorganisa ng COMELEC


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Ulat nina Jyra Canlas at Ena Bautista Isinigawa noong ika-2 ng Mayo ang “Refresher Training” sa Multi-Purpose Hall ng Brgy. Timugan para sa mga guro at mga boluntaryong mangangasiwa sa darating na eleksyon sa Mayo 13. Ang training na ito … Continue reading