City council approves P39.4-M add’l budget

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By MERIANNE GRACE ERENETA (PN)

ILOILO City – The Sangguniang Panlungsod has approved the executive department’s proposed Supplemental Budget No. 2 for 2015 amounting to P39,491,721.69.

Councilor Eduardo Peñaredondo, chairperson of the appropriations committee, bared the breakdown:

• development projects (P16,749,028.89) • capital outlay for City Mayor’s Office (P50,000) • Person’s with Disability Affairs Office (P30,000) • Breaking Barriers for Young and Adult with Disabilities Project (P95,000) • peace and order program (P20,480,000) • repair and maintenance of Iloilo Esplanade facilities / equipment / lightning (P500,000) • payment for leave credits of a utility worker (P51,231,000) • City Treasurer’s Office (P1,197,000) • Local Council for the Protection of Children (P150,000) • water expenses for December 2014 (P126,461); and • Local Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Fund (P63,000).

Peñaredondo also presented the breakdown of the P20,480,000 allocation for the peace and order program:

• four motorcycles for the Transportation Management and Traffic Regulation Office (P560,000) • one multipurpose utility vehicle for the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (P798,000) • one police service vehicle (P1,240,000) • 22 police motorcycles (P3,080,000) • six police multipurpose utility vehicles (P5,040,000) • 70 patrol motorcycles with side car (P6,860,000) • 38 sets of communication equipment (P1,422,000); and • two rifles / accessories / ammunition for the city police’s Special Weapons and Tactics (P1,480,000).