Gov’t implements P91M GPBP projects in Ifugao

>> Friday, June 3, 2016

By Daniel B. Codamon

LAGAWE, Ifugao -- The government under President Noynoy Aquino  has  allocates P91,199,000 worth of projects to the province which were implemented through the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) under the Grassroots Participatory Budgeting Program (GPBP) formerly known as the Bottoms Up Budgeting (BUB) system covering the years 2014, 2015 and 2016.
Based on   DILG Office records here, projects include potable water supply to households worth P67, 799,000, drainage and flood control costing P5.5M, local access roads costing P15.9M and evacuation facilities amounting to P2M.
The biggest allocation was in 2014 with P49, 899,000 in which P33, 999,000 was for potable water supply and P15.9M for local access roads.
In 2015, allocation was P12.5M for potable water supply and P5.5M for drainage and flood control projects.
For the early part of this year, allocation amounted to P23, 300,000 in which P21, 300,000 is for water projects and P2M for evacuation facilities.
The GPBP is an approach to preparing the budget proposal of agencies taking into consideration the development needs of cities or municipalities as identified in their respective local poverty reduction action plans that shall be formulated with strong participation of basic sector organizations and other civil society organizations.
This program was formulated in pursuit of attaining the Philippine Development Plan’s goal of inclusive growth and poverty reduction and promoting good governance at the local level to ensure the implementation of priority poverty reduction projects as identified at the city or municipal level through participatory planning and budgeting process.

The GPBP projects in 2014 and 2015 were already completed while the funds for 2016 projects that were already released are still ongoing.


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