When Davao City became a chartered city in 1937, the city treasurer then played a multi-faceted role. He was an ex-officio member of the city council and played the role of an assessor, civil registrar, postmaster, general services officer, and accountant. But as the city grew rapidly, the offices of the City Assessor, the City Civil Registrar and the Postmaster were created and organized as separate offices.
The local government code of 1991 or Republic Act 7160 was implemented fully during the administration of Mayor Rodrigo R. Duterte. Sometime between 1993 and 1994, the offices of the City Accountant and the City General Services were established.
In response to the huge task brought forth by decentralized powers, authority, responsibility and resources, then acting City Treasurer Leonardo Dinopol initiated and implemented what was mandated by RA 7160. During this period, the city reached the P1 billion marked in its actual revenue. Read on »