The local government unit of San Jose under the administration of Mayor Antonio B. Chavez is again a proud recipient of the prestigious “Seal of Good Local Governance: Good Financial Housekeeping”. This is an award annually given by the Bureau of Local Government Supervision of the Department of Interior and Local Government.

Likewise, the Office of the Mayor also received notice that LGU-San Jose will receive the National Award for Outstanding Local Health Governance from the Department of Health.

San Jose is one of the only two municipalities in Partido district, the other one is Tigaon, which eventually satisfied the criteria of BLGS-DILG which include among others, the unqualified COA Opinion and full compliance with the Full Disclosure Policy of Local Budget and Finance Bids and Public Offerings as stated in DILG Memorandum Circular No. 2013-140.

It should be recalled that LGU-San Jose LGU under Mayor Chavez had already received several other prestigious awards, both regional and national, and the first local chief executive officer in the history of the town who audaciously implemented reforms within the annals of local governance. Through these reforms, he was able to increase by more than 200% the collection efficiency in terms of tax collections and paid all the debts of the LGU he inherited from the previous administrations. By April this year, the town will be debt-free as it gears towards a more dynamic and unpretentious glide towards progress and development.

The other awards that the LGU received during the term of Mayor Chavez include the following: Salud Bicolnon Award for Best Implementer of National TB Control Program, 2014; Seal of Child Friendly Local Governance, 2014; National Awardee for Sandugo Local Government Executive Award, 2013; consecutive Regional Awardee for Sandugo Local Government Executive Award, 2012 and 2013; Most Business Friendly Municipality, 2012; Seal of Good Housekeeping-Good Governance, 2011; and Top Performer on Economic Enterprises among the 4th Class Municipalities in the Bicol Region in 2011.