DUMAGUETE CITY, June 6 (PNA) — Dumaguete City Treasurer Christina Merced has bested 16 other treasurers from cities in Central Visayas to become the Best Performing City Treasurer in Region 7.
Merced received the award from the Bureau of Local Government Finance under the Department of Finance in a convention held last June 1 at Tagbilaran, Bohol, said Syril Repe of the City Public Information Office.
The provinces in Region 7 or Central Visayas are Cebu, Bohol and Siquijor.
Dumaguete City is the capital of Negros Oriental, formerly of Region 7, but which is now officially under the Negros Island Region after its creation last year and which became operational in January this year.
The BLGF awards outstanding treasurers every year to help boost local tax collections.