GSO gets biggest chunk of P2.255 billion city budget

BAGUIO CITY – The City General Services office (GSO) will be receiving the biggest allocation from the recently approved P2.255 billion annual budget of the city government getting some P318.2 million budget for 2020.

The allocation for the city government’s 20 percent local development fund came in second with P300 million followed by the City Engineering Office which got a budget of P197.4 million.

Rounding up the other city government departments and their respective allocations include the City Health Services Office – P181.3 million, non-office – P141.8 million; Sangguniang Panlungsod – P109.4 million; City Environment and Parks Management Office – P104.9 million, Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Fund – P101.5 million, City Treasury Office – P92 million, City Mayor’s Office – P82.1 million, City Buildings and Architecture Office – P73.8 million, City Social Welfare and Development Office – P68.9 million, City Administrator’s Office – P61.1 million, City Veterinary and Agriculture Office – P61 million, Department of Education – Division of city Schools – P43.9 million, Baguio City Police Office – P36.8 million, City Assessor’s Office – P34.4 million, City Budget Office – P32.5 million, City Human Resource Management office – P30.5 million, Bureau of Fire Protection – P30.5 million, City Accounting Office – P21.9 million, City Planning and Development Office – P20.5 million, City Legal Office – P19.4 million, Local Civil Registry Office – P17.9 million, City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office – P12.5 million, City Library – P11.8 million, Bureau of Jail Management and Penology Male Dorm – P6.3 million, City Prosecutor’s Office – P5.7 million, Regional Trial Court – P4.7 million, Municipal Trial Court in Cities – P2.5 million, Bureau of Jail Management and Penology Female Dorm – P2.3 million and Commission on Audit – P1.1 million.

Earlier, the City Council approved the revised P2.255 billion annual budget of the city government next year during its final regular session last December 16, 2019 to prevent the implementation of a re-enacted budget.

The revised 2020 annual budget of the city government was agreed upon by both the executive and legislative departments to accommodate the proposed P15 million allocation for the city’s hosting of the Cordillera Administrative Region Athletic Association (CARAA) and the P10 million seed money for the implementation of the educational financial assistance for deserving indigent students from the city’s barangays.

Under the proposed annual budget of the city next year, the sources of funds include beginning balance – P225 million, tax revenue – P518,212,938, non-tax revenue – P345,850,000, external sources – P1,165,937,062.

Among the expenditures of the city government where the budget will be used include personal services – P820,826,000, maintenance and other operating expenses – P741,766,000, capital outlay – P262,008,000, special purpose appropriations – P405,340,000.

The approved annual budget will be transmitted to the regional office of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM-CAR) for mandatory review after the appropriation ordinance shall have been signed by the local chief executive./Dexter A. See


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