The Provincial Government of Albay, under the leadership of Gov. Al Francis C. Bichara, was awarded by the Department of Finance – Bureau of Local Government Finance (DOF-BLGF), last February 26-28, 2020 at Naga City as the first among all six provinces in the Bicol region with the highest local collection efficiency of 192.09% in 2018.

With the outstanding support and notable strategy of Provincial Treasurer Mayflor Atos Deang, Albay Government is also recognized as the top province with the highest local collection efficiency of 253.75% in its Real Property Tax, among six provinces and seven cities in the region.

“Achieving it through dedication, focus and with the help of other implementing Departments, Sangguniang Panlalawigan headed by Vice Gov. Grex  Lagman and of course with the commendable support of our Local Chief Executive Gov. Al Francis Bichara .” she said during the interview.

The PGA is also listed as the Top 3 among the 13 LGUs with the highest contribution to total local revenues in the entire region amounting to P490 M.

The DOF-BLGF 5 annually recognizes LGUs who excelled in their revenue collection efforts that enable them to sustain its revenue generation efforts towards better local governance and efficient public service.