MisOr P3.42-B bud­get awaits ap­proval

Lo­cal leg­is­la­tors did not slash any pro­vi­sion of the bud­get, say­ing it is achiev­able and man­age­able

Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro - - Front Page - By Al­wen Salir­ing

The Misamis Ori­en­tal pro­vin­cial board is likely to ap­prove the P3.42 bil­lion bud­get for 2019 be­fore the capi­tol’s leg­isla­tive body takes a Christ­mas break on De­cem­ber 17.

Board mem­ber Ger­ardo Sa­bal on Mon­day said lo­cal leg­is­la­tors did not slash any pro­vi­sion of the bud­get, say­ing it is “achiev­able” and “man­age­able”.

He said they will wait for the An­nual In­vest­ment Plan (AIP) be­fore it passes the bud­get.

“Hope­fully dur­ing the last ses­sion ma-ap­prove ang bud­get kung ma­pan­day na ang an­nual in­vest­ment plan,”Sa­bal said.

“Nag-co­or­di­nate na kita sa Depart­ment of Bud­get of Man­age­ment (DBM) re­gard­ing sa re­quire­ment sa an­nual AIP kay naa may rek­isi­tos nga mo­la­bang sa pro­vin­cial devel­op­ment coun­cil,”he added.

The P3.42 bud­get pro­posed by Gover­nor Yevgeny Emano is nine per­cent higher than the cur­rent bud­get.

Sa­bal said the leg­isla­tive branch is amenable with the bud­get as they find it achiev­able with lo­cally sourced in­come like the real prop­erty tax and other taxes ex­clud­ing the in­ter­nal rev­enue al­lot­ment.

“Nalantaw namo nga igo gyud ang bud­get sa 2019,”Sa­bal said.

Sa­bal has re­it­er­ated that the big­gest al­lo­ca­tion goes to so­cial ser­vices, health care through MisOr Cares, tourism-re­lated in­fra­struc­ture projects and ed­u­ca­tion.

He said the num­ber of IKNB (Iskloar Ko Ni Bambi) ben­e­fi­cia­ries will in­crease next year.

“Gusto nato ipa­dayon ang pagser­bisyo sa mga kabus nga mga kaig­soo­nan,” Sa­bal said.

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