Highlighting the different proposed programs and activities for the next fiscal year, the Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte, spearheaded by Governor Imelda ‘Angging’ Quibranza Dimaporo, has finally completed and finished the conduct of the 2022 budget hearing. The session lasted for almost two weeks in which all the 46 departments/offices were given a scheduled day to present their budget proposals and objectives from October 12 – October 27, 2021, held at the Governor’s Conference Room, Gov. Arsenio A. Quibranza Provincial Government Center, Pigcarangan, Tubod.
Governor Angging sees the need to establish more rehabilitation and recovery programs to help the province regain from the recessions brought by the COVID 19 pandemic.
“Since everything about the virus is uncertain, we need to establish a stronger defense and allot our budget in line with our priorities to avoid other circumstances in the future,” said Governor Angging.
During the deliberations and discussion, Governor Angging also appealed to all the employees through the Department Heads for their understanding and constant support, especially that there will be transitions and changes that will be made next year in the implementation of the Mandanas-Garcia ruling. With these alterations, it is projected that the IRA of the province will decrease though the full devolution will be completed in 2024; in its execution next year, some functions will be devolved in certain offices like the PSWDO, PHO, PAO, and PENRO.
Aside from Governor Angging, the Provincial Board Committee on Budget and Appropriations members, Ms. Chirelyn Leopoldo of PBO, Ms. Eugenie Pusing of PHRMDO, Ms. Mildred Hinco of PTO, Mr. Kyne Mabugnon of the Provincial Accounting Office, and Engr. Anecita Lendio of PPDO was also present at every discussion to help the Chief Executive thoroughly evaluate and assess the proposals of each office in PGLDN. PIO-LDN