The full membership of the City Development Council approved the programs, projects and activities totaling P 1.05 billion as incorporated in the Annual Investment Program of 2023.
Mayor Felipe Antonio B. Remollo, who presided the CDC full Council meeting yesterday, also took note of the various requests and concerns of the members that included the Punong Barangays, department heads and representatives of Civil Society Organizations.
For Calendar Year 2023, the estimated revenues would total P 1.05 billion broken down as follows: beginning balance, P42.9 million; local income/revenues, P 36 million and national tax allotment, P 647 million.
And based on the AIP, the proposed expenditures of the annual budget are the following: P 450 million for Personal Services; P 434.7 million for Maintenance and Other Operating Expenses and P 164 million for Capital Outlay.
The CY 2023 proposed AIP specifically includes P 145.5 million worth of infrastructure projects for concreting and rehabilitation of farm-to-market roads, construction of day care centers and multi-purpose buildings/evacuation center, peace and order initiatives, sports tourism programs, social services and financial assistance for persons in crisis situation, acquisition of equipment for operation of solid waste management program, shoreline protection projects and flood control structures.
As mandated by laws, certain expenditures/share of the annual budget are incorporated in the CY 2023 AIP: 5% for Gender and Development fund, 5% for disaster risk reduction and management fund, 20% of the NTA 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.
Also in attendance during yesterday CDC meeting were Deputy Mayors and Councilors Karissa Tolentino-Maxino, Rey Lyndon Lawas, Dionie D. Amores, Renz Macion, City Administrator Lilani Ramon, Councilor Agustin Miguel Perdices and City Planning and Development Coordinator Engr. Leonides Caro.