Village chief urges early submission of 2016 proposed projects for funding

October 21, 2015 5:58 am 

By Menchie Aala and Saul E. Pa-a

CANLUBANG, Calamba City, Laguna, Oct. 21 (PNA) — Officials of Calamba City’s largest barangay of Canlubang urged on Wednesday the 21 sitio (sub-village) chiefs and community leaders to submit their proposed projects next year for funding under its 2016 budget.

Canlubang Barangay Chairman Larry Dimayuga has tasked the barangay treasury unit to receive the project proposals not later than October 30 to give ample time for the financial operations unit to study and evaluate the plans.

Barangay Treasurer Herminia Aala said Canlubang receives a monthly internal revenue allotment (IRA) of more than Php2.25 million where the monthly income distribution of 20 percent or Php450,523 goes to the countryside development fund (CDF); 10 percent or Php225,261.50 for the youth through the Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) and set aside the 5 percent or Php112,630.75 for calamity.

Aala explained that 70 percent or Php78,841.53 of the monthly IRA is earmarked for the calamity preparedness while 30 percent or Php33,789.23 is spent for actual calamity expenses, as part of the total mandatory expenses of Php788,415.25.

She said the excess for personnel services pegged monthly to defray day-to-day operations of the barangay is at Php1,464,199.75 .

In the interest of transparency and accountability in the local government unit (LGU) transactions, the Barangay Canlubang bookkeeping and financial unit disclosed that the village posted its first quarter actual income of Php12,525,000 derived from real property and community certificates taxes, business taxes and IRA.

As Canlubang LGU posted its second quarter actual income sources of Php28,593,000, barangay officials here encouraged sub-village and community leaders to come up with development projects that redound to benefit barangay folks and constituents.

The barangay treasury unit spelled out various activities and projects this year including the rehabilitation and repainting of the barangay halls; putting up of streetlights; sports festivities and youth development;

Educational programs through the Canlubang Manpower Training Center, Alternative Learning System (ALS) and school supplies for Day Care centers; health and nutrition, medical services and the “doctor sa barangay” project;

Environmental projects through the clean and green activities, creek and river clean-up and declogging of canals and barangay drainage system; social services for senior citizens and persons with disabilities (PWDs) and calamity preparedness.

Barangay Chairman Dimayuga also assured barangay assistance for the upland resident and non-resident voters for the arrangement with the COMELEC to set up the poll body’s satellite registration center in Canlubang to avoid hassle of travelling and going through the long registration queues at City Hall.

The Canlubang chief also said the projects are also undertaken through the community and business partners such as the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PCCI) which donated a two-classroom building in Sitio Paikit; Coca Cola for environmental activities;

PNP for anti-crime and peace and order campaigns; Kiwanis Club of Southern Tagalog, Pilipinas Hino and Samahang Mamamayan on health and medical programs and the homeowners’ associations for various undertakings. (PNA)



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