FOR the fourth consecutive years, the Quezon City government has received the  ‘unmodified opinion’ from the Commission on Audit (COA) for its commitment to transparency, accountability and sound financial management, Mayor Joy Belmonte revealed.

Expressing her gratitude to the agency, Belmonte gave the credit to her ‘dedicated and hardworking financial management team and all personnel involved who ensure the integrity of the city’s financial operations.’

“We offer this to all Quezon City citizens. This achievement reflects our relentless pursuit of excellence in public service and our commitment to the welfare of our constituents,” she explained.

In giving its unqualified opinion, COA has cited the Belmonte administration’s unwavering dedication to upholding the highest standards of governance and fiscal responsibility.

According to the Independent Auditor’s Report, the financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of the city.

“With this fourth consecutive unmodified opinion, the Quezon City government continues to set a benchmark for effective governance and financial stewardship in the Philippines,” the Report stated.

Belmonte said the city government under her leadership would remain steadfast in its mission to deliver efficient and transparent services that uplift the lives of its residents and contribute to the overall progress and development of the nation.

        First LGU to earn PWD-accessibility certification

Belmonte has announced that the local government’s official website has been certified as fully accessible to Persons with Disabilities.

She stressed that it has been the pride of the city being the first local government unit to pass the stringent evaluation process.

“This means all website visitors, including PWDs, can now enjoy a more complete online experience when navigating https://quezoncity.gov.ph.,” the multi-awarded mayor said.

The city government said that its website has met the rigid requirements for web accessibility and attained compliance with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.1 at the AA Level.

Prior to the issuance of the certification, QC’s official website has undergone a thorough web accessibility audit conducted by the non-profit organization Adaptive Technology for Rehabilitation, Integration, and Empowerment of the Visually Impaired  in coordination with the city’s Persons with Disability Affairs Office.