SJDM Highly-Urbanized News Outweighs The Covid News

Good news brings good vibes and the news of San Jose del Monte being proclaimed as a highly-urbanized city outweighs the Covid news. Just this December great and interesting news echoed through the walls of  SJDM. 

During the inaugural speech of Congresswoman Robes at the inauguration of the San Jose del Monte Convention Center in Barangay Sapang Palay, she shared the news of the recognition recieved by the City of San Jose del Monte, which is proclaimed as one of the highly-urbanized city in the country. Indeed a great news for the San JoseƱos.  “I am very honored to announce that President Rodrigo Duterte has declared our beloved city a highly-urbanized city,” Robes said.

“We have long waited for this, and we will work more to make us truly deserving of this proclamation for the people of San Jose Del Monte,” she added.

According to Robes, Duterte issued Proclamation No. 1057 declaring San Jose Del Monte as a highly-urbanized city “subject to ratification in a plebiscite by qualified voters in the city.”

Robes shared that the President could declare a city highly-urbanized within 30 days after it had reached a population of 200,000 0r more, as certified by the Philippine Statistics Authority. It should also have an income of at least P50 million as certified by the city treasurer. And gladly the San Jose del Monte had achieved both qualifications – as “verified and attested to by the Philippine Statistics Authority and the Department of Finance – Bureau of Local Government Finance, as Duterte pointed out in his proclamation.

“[I]t is a declared policy of the government to support the initiatives of local governments to attain their fullest development as self-reliant communities, and make them effective partners in the attainment of national goals,” the President stated in the proclamation.

Also the City of San Jose del Monte created a program before the end of the year to make their constituents still feel the good vibes.

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