DAVAO CITY, Jan 6 (PIA) City Administrator Atty. Melchor Quitain welcomed the satisfactory rating given by the Office of the Deputy Ombudsman for Mindanao to the city government of Davao in the delivery of services and ridding its system of graft and corruption.
He recalled that one of the orders given to him by Mayor Rodrigo Duterte in assuming the role as city administrator was to clean up the local government.
“I am happy to report to the people that the Office of the Deputy Ombudsman for Mindanao is satisfied with our delivery of services to the people and our campaign against malpractices in government service,” Quitain said.
He said that complaints against graft have been responded immediately.
Quitain said the city government has complied religiously requests from the public and the Office of the Deputy Ombudsman for Mindanao to investigate complaints against graft and corruption and to make the subsequent reports based on a given time-table.
“They are happy with the way we handled public service by providing one-stop shops to expedite the delivery of basic services to the public,” he said.
Quitain said the Ombudsman just recommended the shortening of the procedural time in processing of applicants.
Earlier in his term, Mayor Rodrigo Duterte ordered that processing of permits at the city hall must only take 72 hours.
Quitain said that the 72-hour duration is a general rule, given that the issuance of permits like construction of buildings takes time for inspection and verification.
He stressed that it is more likely that the city government will comply with the recommendation of the Ombudsman. (PIA 11-Joey Sem G. Dalumpines)