DUMAGUETE CITY, Negros Oriental, Oct. 10 (PIA) – The Dumaguete City Development Council (CDC) has approved the programs, projects and activities totaling P1.05 billion as provided in the Annual Investment Program (AIP) of 2023.
Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo took note of the various requests and concerns of the members that included the punong barangays, department heads, and representatives of civil society organizations.
The city’s estimated revenues would total to P1.05 billion, broken down as follows: beginning balance, P42.9 million; local income or revenues, P36 million; and national tax allotment, P647 million for next year.
Based on the AIP, the proposed expenditures are as follows: P450 million for Personal Services; P434.7 million for maintenance and other operating expenses (MOOE); and P164 million for capital outlay.
The proposed AIP specifically includes P145.5 million worth of infrastructure projects for concreting and rehabilitation of farm-to-market roads, day care centers, peace and order initiatives, sports tourism programs, social services and financial assistance for persons in crisis situation, construction of multi-purpose buildings, acquisition of equipment for operation of solid waste management program, shoreline protection projects, and flood control structures.
As mandated by law, certain expenditures/share of the annual budget are incorporated in 2023 AIP: 5% for Gender and Development fund; 5% for disaster risk reduction and management fund; 20% of the national tax allotment for development fund; 1% for senior citizens and PWDs, peace and order and public safety plan, address the problem of illegal drugs, combat AIDs, local nutrition plan, cultural development plan, compliance to devolved functions, services and facilities and local youth development. (JCT/PIA7 Negros Oriental)