The GFH assessment was finished and approved on March 22, 2018.
The exclusion of Manila and Muntinlupa from the list of GFH passers and assessment compliant only meant they failed to pass the criteria pegged by the DILG for good financial management for the country's local government units (LGUs).
Manila and Muntinlupa were the same two LGUs in the National Capital Region that failed to pass the GFH criteria in the October 6, 2017, DILG report.
To pass the GFH criteria, an LGU should have been seriously and honestly practicing the 'accounting and auditing standards' of the country, former DILG Officer in Charge Catalino S.
After Cuy left DILG in January, GFH criteria remained the same.
The Bureau of Local Government Supervision (BLGS) said all the provincial governors, city mayors and municipal mayors are mandated to observe, abide and implement all the criteria of GFH imposed by the DILG if they want their LGUs to pass the GFH.