Apalit eyes P230-M bud­get for 2017

Sun.Star Pampanga - - TOPSTORIES! - BY PRINCESS CLEA ARCELLAZ Sun.Star Staff Re­porter

APALIT - This mu­nic­i­pal­ity is poised to en­joy a P230-mil­lion bud­get this year as pro­posed by Mayor Peter Nu­com.

This was dis­closed by Nu­com him­self dur­ing an in­ter­view with Sun.Star Pam­panga yes­ter­day.

Nu­com said that the lo­cal gov­ern­ment is still in the process of cre­at­ing the over­all bud­get for 2017 which might play around the tar­get amount.

“Mag­pa­p­atawag tayo ng ex­ec­u­tive-leg­isla­tive meet­ing para maek­sp­lika natin ng maayos at madis­sect ng maayos, by this week sig­uro okay na,” he said.

Once ap­proved, the bud­get will fund the var­i­ous pro­grams and projects of the lo­cal gov­ern­ment for the de­vel­op­ment of the mu­nic­i­pal­ity and its peo­ple, he said.

He noted that one of the pri­or­ity pro­grams will be im­prove­ment of the ed­u­ca­tion sys­tem, build­ings and other fa­cil­i­ties and learn­ing ma­te­ri­als.

Con­struc­tion and re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion of in­fra­struc­tures will also be in­cluded such as up­grad­ing and con­cret­ing of the by­pass road in Bagong Pagasa Sub­di­vi­sion to ease traf­fic at the mar­ket area.

Around 1,300 ad­di­tional PhilHealth mem­ber­ships are also eyed to be dis­trib­uted to in­di­gent res­i­dents as part of the im­prove­ment of the health sec­tor.

Nu­com added that a size­able amount will also be al­lo­cated on the so­cial pro­grams of the lo­cal gov­ern­ment to aid needy Apaliteños.

Aside from that, the bud­get will also fund projects which will boost the de­liv­ery of ser­vice of the lo­cal gov­ern­ment such as pur­chase of ve­hi­cles and re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion of the mu­nic­i­pal hall.

“Yung bud­get, kahit magkaano pa ang maap­prove, equally yan madis­tribute sa la­hat ng sec­tor para sa com­mon and inclusive de­vel­op­ment ng bayan,” he said.

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