The Regional Development Council (RDC) XII Full Council confirmed its Executive Committee’s resolution endorsing the 2018 budget proposals of the regional line agencies (RLAs), state universities and colleges (SUCs) and government-owned and controlled corporations (GOCCs) during its 57th regular meeting on March 15 in General Santos City.
The RDC XII-Executive Committee or RDC XII ExCom conducted a two-day consultation and review of the 2018 budget proposals on February 28-March 1 in Koronadal City.
Prior to the conduct of the consultation and review, the Committee conducted a pre-budget consultation and review which was attended by the RDC XII vice-chairperson, chairpersons and co-chairpersons of the four sectoral committees and by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and Department of Budget and Management (DBM) in the region. The meeting was conducted for the Committee members to familiarize them of the salient features of the National Budget Memorandum (NBM) No. 127 or the Budget Call for 2018, review the proposed guidelines for RDC XII 2018 budget proposals, and discuss the AIP-budget tracking report for 2017, among others.
The budget consultation and review was both held last February 28 with the RDC XII ExCom members as members of the review panel. Representatives from 20 RLAs, five SUCs and two GOCCs presented their respective proposed budgets for 2018.
The total budget proposed by the region’s RLAs, SUCs and GOCCs, and favorably endorsed by the RDC XII ExCom, amounted to PHP 103.5 Billion. The programs, projects and activities included in the said budget proposals are supportive of the President’s 0 to 10-point Socioeconomic Agenda, SOCCSKSARGEN Regional Development Plan 2017-2022, and the approved 2018 Annual Investment Program of government entities. The social sector got the biggest share of the budget with 62.44 percent of the total proposed budget followed by the infrastructure sector with 26.24 percent, economic sector with 10.18 percent, and governance and institutions development sector with 1.14 percent.
The RDC XII Full Council through a resolution, concurred with the RDC XII ExCom budget proposal endorsement, as presented by the 27 government agencies of the region.
HLV, DRD-NRO XII
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