Tuesday, April 12, 2016

DILG aims to extend BuB program to villages in 2016
By Aira Redoncillo

LEGAZPI CITY, April 12 (PNA) -- The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), project lead agency of the Bottom-up Budgeting Program (BUB), aims to further reduce poverty, have more transparency and prevent ghost projects by extending the program to barangays this 2016.

DILG V Planning Officer III Ma. Grace Joy U. Tango said the BuB program ensures that financial requirements and developments of municipalities and cities are included in agency-budgeted proposals.

The major programs that BUB focuses are on social services, health and education.

Tango said their agency offers water projects, disaster reduction programs and infrastructures, among other agency projects.

In extending to barangays, the DILG require these lower-level local government units to conduct barangay assemblies and present their disclosure statements.

They are then made to choose two projects from five priority projects offered to them.

The process of considering barangays is by batch of 30 percent of barangays in every municipality, Tango said. (PNA) FFC/FGS/AR/CBD/SSC