2011 budget approved

BAGUIO CITY – The city council last Monday approved the city’s budget for this year to the tune of P1,092,095,000.

The approved financial plan is higher by close to P35 million from last year’s budget of P1,057,183,000.

Mayor Mauricio Domogan lauded the city council for swiftly acting on the proposed financial plan after thorough deliberations and consultations with the executive department.

The income component is distributed as follows: beginning balance -- P151,000,000; local taxes -- P287,750,000; permits and licenses – P15,120,000; service income – P36,195,000; business income – P59,430,000; other income of P100,100,000; Internal Revenue Allotment – P432,000,000; and gains accounts – P10,500,000.

The expense category is distributed as follows: P414,032,000 for personal services; P389,359,000 for maintenance and other operating expenses; P148,429,000 for capital outlay; and P92,220,000 for development fund. The additional P1 million will be distributed to the personal services, MOOE and capital outlay items as adjustments were made on the budgets of some departments.

The approval of the budget is subject to the conditions that all lump sum appropriations should be itemized and that no disbursement shall be made until after the approval of the itemized budget by the city council.

The body also agreed that any amount earmarked for a specific outlay shall be used solely for the purpose it was intended and not for any other purpose without authority from the city council through resolutions or ordinances.

Among the 27 departments of the city government, the City Environment and Parks Management Office (CEPMO) had the highest budget with a total of P185,676,000 followed by the city health office with P104,736,000 and the city engineer’s office with P96,320,000.

Of the budget, P91,820,000 was allocated for development fund while P63,722,000 was allotted for non-office expenditures and P47,055,000 was set aside as calamity fund.

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