The Tagbilaran City Council approved on third and final reading the proposed P907.7-million budget during its regular session today.
According to Councilor Dodong Gonzaga, next yearâ€™s budget is P65 million higher than the 2016 allocation which was at P842.7 million.
Gonzaga told DYRD Balita that a large chunk of the budget will primarily be funneled to the social services, infrastructure, education and health sectors, among others.
In the same session, councilors also approved the city governmentâ€™s P2.3 billion budget for the annual investment plan for 2017.
Prior to the approval, planning and development officer Engr. Estella Margate said that the budget will mainly be earmarked for big-ticket projects.
Margate cited road concreting and construction of an evacuation center, the Bohol Friendship Park, and the Tagbilaran City College as among priority projects.
Study on the viability of a mass transport system and the closure of the dumpsite in Barangay Dampas were also highlighted as among top budget concerns for City Hall. (Allen Doydora)
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