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2021 Cebu City budget needs to source funds from SRP — Garcia

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City’s P10.8 proposed 2021 budget may be partly sourced from the proceeds of the sales from the 2015 sale of the lots in the South Road Properties  or the SRP. Councilor Raymond Garcia, chairperson of the City Council’s committee on budget and finance, said in a press conference on October […] The post 2021 Cebu City budget needs to source funds from SRP — Garcia appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerOct 23rd, 2020

Labella insists on using SRP sales as source for 2021 annual budget

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella has insisted on using the proceeds of the 2015 sale of South Road Property (SRP) lots as a source of funds for the 2021 annual budget. The mayor has proposed sourcing P3 billion from the remaining P5 billion funds of the SRP sales for the P10.8 […] The post Labella insists on using SRP sales as source for 2021 annual budget appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 28th, 2020

Garcia: We will look for other sources of funds aside from SRP

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City proposed 2021 annual budget has been heavily scrutinized by the opposition councilors during the ongoing budget hearings done with the committee as a whole since November 24, 2020. Councilor Raymond Alvin Garcia, the chairperson of the committee on budget and finance, said that the budget hearings have been […] The post Garcia: We will look for other sources of funds aside from SRP appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 26th, 2020

Thorough review causes delay in approval of Cebu City’s 2021 budget

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A thorough budget review is causing the delay of the approval of the 2021 annual budget in Cebu City as the City Council members to scrutinize the P10.8 billion budget proposed by Mayor Edgardo Labella. Read: Labella eyes P10B for Cebu City 2021 annual budget Councilor Raymond Alvin Garcia, the chairperson […] The post Thorough review causes delay in approval of Cebu City’s 2021 budget appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 6th, 2020

Labella defends P30M intelligence funds, Dizon opposes

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella defended the allocation of P30 million intelligence funds in the proposed 2021 annual budget. The mayor said that the Office of the Mayor’s intelligence funds should not be more than 30 percent of the Peace and Order Programs budget. The city’s allocation of the Peace and […] The post Labella defends P30M intelligence funds, Dizon opposes appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 26th, 2020

2021 Cebu City budget is a little late, but it will be passed — Garcia

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The second week of November 2020 is ending, but the budget hearing for the 2021 annual budget has yet to start. Despite this, Cebu City Councilor Raymond Alvin Garcia, majority floor leader of the City Council, assured the public that the P10.8 billion annual budget for 2021 will be passed on […] The post 2021 Cebu City budget is a little late, but it will be passed — Garcia appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 12th, 2020

Seniors, health get big chunk of Cebu City’s proposed P10.8B 2021 budget

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella has proposed a P10.8 billion budget for the city for 2021 with the bulk of it dedicated to health. Councilor Raymond Garcia, City Council’s chairperson for the committee on finance, said that they were now reviewing the P10.8 billion annual budget from the mayor which placed […] The post Seniors, health get big chunk of Cebu City’s proposed P10.8B 2021 budget appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 23rd, 2020

Cebu City prepares budget for ‘future COVID-19 vaccine’

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella said the city is preparing funds for a vaccine against the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) once it becomes available. Labella said that the city is prioritizing the allocation of funds for a vaccine expected in 2021 since the national government said it can buy vaccine for […] The post Cebu City prepares budget for ‘future COVID-19 vaccine’ appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 5th, 2020

Labella orders review of Cebu City’s 2020 budget to identify ‘unused’ money

CEBU CITY, Philippines — On the instructions of Mayor Edgardo Labella, Cebu City’s local finance committee has asked the heads of the different offices at City Hall to go over their allocation for 2020 and identify unused funds. Councilor Ramond Alvin Garcia, the committee head, said they wanted to identify possible sources of funds that […] The post Labella orders review of Cebu City’s 2020 budget to identify ‘unused’ money appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 5th, 2020

Cebu governor says no projects will be sacrificed for COVID-19 response

CEBU CITY, Philippines —  Despite unplanned expenses for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) response, Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia assures the public that the Capitol has enough funds to pursue its planned projects for 2020. Garcia assured that none of the programs, particularly the infrastructure projects, that were allocated for in the province’s P12 billion budget for […] The post Cebu governor says no projects will be sacrificed for COVID-19 response appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJun 16th, 2020

Cebu City Council approves P1 billion budget to fight Coronavirus

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Council approved the P1 billion budget for the mitigating measures against the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (Coronavirus). Councilor Raymond Garcia, the majority floor leader of the council, said that the budget will be allotted as a quick response fund under the disaster funds. The money, he said, will primarily […] The post Cebu City Council approves P1 billion budget to fight Coronavirus appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 20th, 2020

Cebu City’s P10.4 B budget for 2020 sources funds from SRP sales

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Council has passed the P10.4 billion budget for the city for 2020 in a regular session on December 18, 2019, through a division of the house. Nine Barug-PDP Laban approved the budget including the Councilors Raymond Alvin Garcia, Renato Osmeña, Jr., Joel Garganera, Antonio Cuenco, Jerry Guardo, Donaldo […] The post Cebu City’s P10.4 B budget for 2020 sources funds from SRP sales appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 18th, 2019

Cebu City Council approves P10B budget for 2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City Council put its foot down on the city’s budget for 2021 on Wednesday, December 23, 2020, approving only P10 billion instead of the P10.8 billion proposed by Mayor Edgardo Labella. The approved budget is P400 million lower than the 2020 annual budget, which was at P10.4 billion. Read: […] The post Cebu City Council approves P10B budget for 2021 appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 23rd, 2020

Group demands accounting of Cebu City COVID-19 funds

CEBU CITY, Philippines—A coalition is demanding transparency and accountability for the budget allocated for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic response here.  The Freedom Debt Coalition composed of various cause-oriented groups in the city said there is a need to show the public a transparent liquidation of the P3.5 billion funds for the pandemic response since […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  balitaRelated NewsDec 23rd, 2020

City dad questions P2.5 million proposed travel expenses of Labella

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Councilor Alvin Dizon has questioned the P2.5 million proposed travel expenses for Mayor Edgardo Labella saying the amount can be used to augment the city’s COVID-19 response. The budget is part of the P10.8 billion proposed annual budget for 2021. Dizon said in the budget hearing on December 3, […] The post City dad questions P2.5 million proposed travel expenses of Labella appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 3rd, 2020

PNP chief Sinas vows to lessen bureaucracy in budget releasing

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The top official of the Philippine National Police (PNP) vowed to lessen bureaucracy in downloading funds to prevent police officers from engaging in illegal activities to earn more money. Police General Debold Sinas, the newly installed PNP chief, made this announcement in a speech during his visit at Camp Sergio Osmeña […] The post PNP chief Sinas vows to lessen bureaucracy in budget releasing appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 21st, 2020

Quincentennial celebrations for 2021 is a chance to boost Cebu’s tourism – Garcia

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Quincentennial celebration for the arrival of Christianity in the country is a chance for Cebu to boost its tourism industry. This was the statement of Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia on the ongoing plans for the Quincentennial Anniversary of Christianity in the Philippines to be celebrated in 2021. Garcia recently met […] The post Quincentennial celebrations for 2021 is a chance to boost Cebu’s tourism – Garcia appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 18th, 2020

Cebu Province proposes P15B for 2021 budget, up by 25%

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu Province proposed a record-breaking P15 billion as its budget for 2021, a 25 percent increase to the P12 billion allotted for this year. The proposed budget was approved in its first reading by the Provincial Board (PB) during their regular session on Monday, October 26, 2020, then immediately referred to […] The post Cebu Province proposes P15B for 2021 budget, up by 25% appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 26th, 2020

Roque to Congress: Consult Palace on increasing budget for vaccines

Any congressional move to raise the proposed 2021 budget for the coronavirus vaccine should at least be done in consultation with the Executive branch, according to a Palace official.  Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque (RESIDENTIAL PHOTO / MANILA BULLETIN) Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said while they respect Congress’ wisdom to hike the vaccine budget for the next year, the issue on its funding source must also be addressed. “The power of purse is vested in Congress. We will bow to the wisdom of Congress should they deem it fit to increase the budget for the vaccine, and of course, may pagkukuhanan po iyan (there will be a funding source for that),” he said during a Palace press briefing Thursday. “So we hope that Congress will at least confer with the Executive kung saan nila kukunin iyong pondo para itaas ang budget for the vaccine (on where the funds will be obtained to raise the budget for the vaccine),” he added. Nonetheless, Roque affirmed the administration’s resolve to ensure the country has adequate funds for the vaccine procurement once the life-saving drug becomes available.“We join Congress in our desire that we should have sufficient funds to pay for the vaccine, which according po to (Philippine) Ambassador (to China) Chito (Sta. Romana) is really forthcoming in the near future,” he said.The House of Representatives has reportedly introduced several amendments to its approved 2021 national budget, including a higher budget for the purchase of COVID vaccines to P8 billion.  In the original Palace-backed P4.5 trillion national budget proposal, at least P2.5 billion has been allocated for the COVID-19 vaccination program under the Department of Health’s budget. House Majority Leader Martin Romualdez, who leads a small group in charge of amendments to the budget bill, said the additional P5.5 billion to augment the vaccine budget aims to ensure safe and effective vaccine will be available to Filipinos. “This is to support President Rodrigo Duterte’s program to strengthen the country’s health care system. We believe that vaccines play a very crucial role in keeping the population safe and healthy from the pandemic,” the Leyte lawmaker said.  On the part of the Senate, Senator Panfilo Lacson disclosed plans to increase funding for the coronavirus vaccine under the proposed 2021 national budget. Last week, the President said the government has the funds to buy the coronavirus vaccine once it is available but would need more money to vaccinate all Filipinos. Duterte earlier vowed to give priority to the poor, the police and military personnel in the distribution of free vaccines.  He said the country will buy the most affordable vaccine to be sold in the market given the government’s limited resources. .....»»

Category: newsSource:  mb.com.phRelated NewsOct 22nd, 2020

Labella eyes P10B for Cebu City 2021 annual budget

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella is considering only P10 billion for Cebu City’s 2021 annual budget. Labella said this on Saturday, October 10, 2020, a day after the P22.3 billion Annual Investment Plan (AIP) was endorsed by the Cebu City Development Council (CCDC)  The mayor said that even if the annual […] The post Labella eyes P10B for Cebu City 2021 annual budget appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsOct 10th, 2020

PH to conduct study on antigen test for border screening

MANILA, Philippines — The Department of Health (DOH) will conduct a study in a selected city to ascertain whether or not antigen tests can be used for border screening for the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), Health  Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire revealed during the DOH’s 2021 budget briefing before the House Appropriations Committee. “There would be […] The post PH to conduct study on antigen test for border screening appeared first on Cebu Daily News......»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsSep 18th, 2020