Oro’s so­cial ser­vices sec­tor gets P2.1 B bud­get next year

Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro - - Nation -

CA­GAYAN DE Oro’s bud­get for the so­cial ser­vices sec­tor next year will be over P2.1 bil­lion, or 33.1-per­cent of the to­tal bud­get of P6.5 bil­lion.

This is con­tained in the ex­ec­u­tive bud­get sub­mit­ted by Mayor Os­car S. Moreno to the 18th City Coun­cil headed by Vice Mayor Raineir Joaquin V. Uy for de­lib­er­a­tion, which will start soon.

This sec­tor is grouped into Health, Nu­tri­tion and Hos­pi­tal Ser­vices with an al­lo­ca­tion of P1.16 bil­lion and So­cial Se­cu­rity, So­cial Ser­vices and Wel­fare, P989.5 mil­lion.

The Power learned that this in­cludes the Philhealth Indi­gency Pro­gram in the amount of P180 mil­lion for 75,000 ben­e­fi­cia­ries, and the Point of Care pro­gram amount­ing to P30 mil­lion. Out of the pro­posed bud­get, P15.3 mil­lion is in­tended for the op­er­a­tion of the City Health In­sur­ance Of­fice.

For the ex­ist­ing pro­grams of the City Health De­part­ment, P207 mil­lion is in­tended for ad­min­is­tra­tive sup­port ser­vices and for hos­pi­tal ser­vices, P500 mil­lion.

Mean­while, the amount of P989 mil­lion is pro­vided for the de­liv­ery of so­cial ser­vices and wel­fare and other ad­min­is­tra­tive sup­port, which is 46-per­cent of the to­tal So­cial Ser­vices al­lo­ca­tion.

In his bud­get mes­sage, Mayor Moreno said the in­crease in the pro­posed 2018 bud­get is re­flec­tive of the de­sire of his ad­min­is­tra­tion to re­spond to its con­stituents’ needs es­pe­cially the de­liv­ery of sus­tained health ser­vices, re­spon­sive ed­u­ca­tion, ad­e­quate hous­ing/re­set­tle­ment, im­proved trans­port sys­tem, and ru­ral-ur­ban con­nec­tiv­ity through im­proved road net­works, among oth­ers.

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