Davao’s city council approves P463M supplemental budget

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 8 April) – The City Council here on Tuesday afternoon approved a city government release of its second supplemental budget (SB2) in the amount of P463,819,084.10, for the budget under the general fund proper, development fund and city economic enterprises.

The general fund proper amounted to P268,323,166.50, while the development fund covered P163,430,827.55.

The city economic enterprises received P32,065,090.05 for the operations of the markets, slaughterhouses, Davao City Overland Transport Terminal and the Davao City Recreation Center.

Last February, the city council passed its first supplemental budget amounting to P600 million to fund new equipment for the upgrade of the city’s solid waste management program.

According to a copy of the city council committee of finance report, the Office of the City Mayor got the highest share of the budget with an amount of P97,463,466.27.

A lump sum appropriation ranked second with a total proposed appropriation of P97,403,280.96, of which P50 million was set aside for the Collective Negotiation Agreement (CNA) Incentives – at P20,000 for each of the 2,500 plantilla personnel of the city government.

Funding for the Office of the Sangguniang Panlungsod ranked third with an appropriation of P27,654,465.29, which is intended for payment of prior year’s obligations and augmentation of current year’s appropriations.

The City Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) has a proposed appropriation of P16,023,869.52.

Out of this amount, P14,560,914.60 was for the payment of the prior year’s obligations specifically for hauling services for the months of November and December and gasoline consumption during the month of December in the amount of P710,419.92.

For the City Mayor’s Office, P56,961,171.36 or 58.4 percent is allocated for Peace and Order Program, and P24,909,979.97 or 25.5 percent is for Lingap Program for settlement of prior year’s obligations.

According to the resolution endorsing the passage of the ordinance, a majority of the appropriation under SB2 is for payment of prior year’s obligations of some offices, realignment of various appropriations, and augmentation of current year’s appropriation.