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Borongan City Council approves 2012 P400M budget

By ALICE E. NICART, PIA Eastern Samar
January 17, 2012

BORONGAN CITY, Eastern Samar  –  The Sangguniang Panlunsod (SP) of the newly converted city of Borongan has recently approved its 2012 budget of P412.7M.

Report revealed that of this, P27.7M goes to the Office of City Mayor Ma. Fe Abunda for her Barangay Development Programs.

Earlier, the city mayor mentioned, among others, that she will give focus to the construction and rehabilitation of flood control projects in some barangays even those in the poblacion.

This is so because she noticed that in the recent heavy rainfalls, several poblacion barangays were flooded due to clogged drainages and damaged flood control fixtures.

“Thanks to our new Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA), this time, I can implement more improvement projects for the place,” the lady mayor, who had been noted to be a focused-hardworking chief executive said.

The new IRA will also facilitate the appointment of the newly created chiefs of offices for: City Environment and Natural Resources Office, Information Office, General Services Office, Office of the Veterinarian, Cooperative and Development Officer, Population Officer etc.

Some of the items follow: Road widening - P5M; Improvement of Public Market - P4M; Improvement of Hamorawon Park - P5M; Purchase of new vehicle - P2.5M; construction of covered court - P2M; Health Centers - P1M; Drainages - P15M and Day Care Centers - P2M.