The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)-Cordillera has clarified that the municipal government of Kabayan has a “high compliance” rating in its road-clearing program.
The Interior Department earlier reported that Kabayan received a “failed” compliance rating.
But DILG-Cordillera Director Marlo Iringan said that they made a mistake in the computation of the rating.
“When the province of Benguet looked at the result of the validation and the report that was submitted, they saw that somebody erred in the computation and we are owning up to that mistake,” Iringan said.
Kabayan Mayor Faustino Aquisan said the DILG should ensure that the same mistake will not happen again
“We were surprised to read on the papers that we failed when in fact, during the exit conference, we were all happy because we obtained 100 percent rating,” Aquisan said.
“Nevertheless, we commend DILG Benguet for issuing the correction and revealing the accurate data on Kabayan’s compliance to the road clearing operations,” he added.