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...
Tubignons remember Aumentado

Tubignons remember Aumentado

Tubignons remember Aumentado By Reyna Omictin                 Tubignons viewed the remains of the departed Cong. Erico Boyles Aumentado 2 pm of December 30 outside the Municipal Building before it was brought to his residence in Tagbilaran City. A convoy of supporters, family and colleagues of the late Congressman stopped by the Municipality allowing Tubignons to pay respects to the deceased lawmaker. People from all walks of life flocked over to the venue and expressed the grief in the loss of “a good leader”, as some describe. Members of the Local Government Unit, spearheaded by Vice Mayor Virgilio C. Fortich, extended their condolences to the bereaved family of Cong. Aumentado personally, while flags within the municipality were on half-mast. The 72 year-old, died of pneumonia 8:37 pm on Christmas Eve at St. Lukes Medical Center. According to Erico Aristotle Aumentado, son of the late Congressman in a press release, his father’s interment will be on January 5, 2012 at the Victoria Memorial Park preceded by a 1 PM mass at St. Joseph Cathedral, Tagbilaran City. “He was a man of vision,” Mayor William Jao recounts, “a hardworking leader who is focused in his goals, especially for Bohol.” Jao, who was elected subsequent to the end of the solon’s term as Governor, admired Aumentado’s achievements in terms of projects especially the circumferential roads in the island of Bohol. The strong political will of Aumentado, Jao says, is one of the good things about him that will “leave a mark” in the hearts of many. On the other hand, Councilor Rene Villaber, who was the former BEMO Office, speaks about the solon...
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