DILG, NAPC introduces Bottom Up to Tubigon

  DILG, NAPC introduces Bottom Up to Tubigon by Reyna Omictin A Bottom-Up Budgeting (BuB) Orientation was introduced by the National Anti-Poverty Commission (NAPC) to the Local Government Unit of Tubigon last January 8. Members of the Municipal Development Council and Civil Society Organizations’ representatives were convened for an Empowerment of the Poor Program Budgeting Workshop, and the formation of the Local Poverty Reduction Action Team (LPRAT). Under a memorandum signed between the DILG, DSWD, DBM and NAPC, an orientation for the guidelines and procedures for the 2014 Budgeting must be accomplished in every focus cities that are part of the BuB. “For 2014, the bottom-up budgeting process will involve 1,233 focus cities. Aside from the original 609, the scheme will now also include cities and municipalities with a poverty incidence of at least 20% based on census data, LGUs located in barangays exposed to high geohazard risks and high economic potential areas with large populations of the poor. Tubigon is one of the 1,233 focus municipalities in the country to be included in the Bottom-Up Budgeting for the year 2014, wherein P15 Million pesos will be granted to the municipality for projects that will diminish poverty incidence such as on the health, education, sanitation, agriculture and environmental aspects. Doris Dinorog-Obena, former councilor of Catigbian, Bohol and now one of the coordinators of NAPC Bohol, conducted the workshop with the aim to assist the LGU in assessing the necessary poverty-related problems that may be addressed by the BuB. “This is a major step of the National Government to battle nemeses of age-old practices of corruption and engage in a...
PhilHealth MOVES to Tubigon

PhilHealth MOVES to Tubigon

PhilHealth MOVES to Tubigon By Reyna Omictin The Philippine Health Insurance Company (PhilHealth) launches PhilHealth MOVES in Tubigon town, together with the distribution of Identification cards to sponsored program members, last November 16. “Mobile Orientation, Validation and Enrollment Scheme or MOVES aims to inform, guide and empowers Philhealth members, particularly the Sponsored Program members identified through National Household Targeting System of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD),” according to PIA. About 1,525 Sponsored Program Members of PhilHealth gathered in the Tubigon Cultural and Sports Center to receive their IDs, while Mr. Rhenub Cabiera of PhilHealth Talibon introduced the program to the public. Hon. Ernesto Mascariñas, SB Committee Chairperson on Health, spoke in behalf of incumbent mayor Engr. William Jao, saying, health is the top priority of the administration. “It is by far one of the most important aspects in the community in which we should focus on, and this project is a great help to our constituents,” Mascariñas said. Cabiera, on the other hand, turned over a cash check of more or leass P300, 000.00 to the LGU as a preliminary fund for the Sponsored Program Members to utilize. While Emmylou Evardo of PhilHealth Talibon, discussed the process of how to avail benefits of the insurance company as well as the frequently asked questions. Evardo furthermore conferred to the public the “good news” regarding the “no balance billing” as one of the incentives the members would enjoy with the program. “A healthy body builds a healthy community,” Mascariñas furthermore stated, as he reiterated the advocacy of the LGU in terms of health and Nutrition. “…as a matter of...
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