Bulan, Sorsogon, January 2, 2010: As a matter of transparency and accountability, Mayor Helen C. De Castro delivered her sixth report to the People of Bulan over the four radio stations of Bulan beginning December 31 through January 2, this year This was to be her final report as she now seeks a third term as mayor of Bulan town.
The Report to the People of Bulan, the local equivalent of the State of the Nation Address, is a yearly report made by the Local Chief Executive at the end of the year when she informs the community of what her administration has accomplished over the year. This practice has been started by her predecessor-husband Guillermo De Castro. It was only during the term of these two local executives that this information program was done.
The 62-page, two-and-a-half hour report covered various accomplishments in the programs of health, education, livelihood, environment, social services, peace and order, and the frontline services of the LGU departments. It was also published via the Internet.