Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya—The provincial government has allotted more than P1.6 billion to operationalize its local government bureaucracy and fund programs, projects and development activities for the welfare of Novo Vizcayanos.
Gov. Carlos Padilla said the 2019 Local Expenditure Program and Executive Budget of the provincial government aims to attain the provincial government’s goals, objectives and strategies under the 2019 Annual Investment Program.
The LEP will be used for the following areas of local governance: General Public Services—P704.83 million, Social Services—P566.88 million and Economic Services—P365.54 million.
“Our goals are in harmony with the United Nation’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals and National Plans and Policies that promote the basic public administration and governance advocacy that no one is left behind and development does not compromise the needs of the future generations,” he added.
The AIP’s goals are: increased forestlands with cover, households that practice zero solid waste management, conservation and protection of the cave systems and all mine and quarry operations regulated; improved efficiency and effectiveness of government delivery systems; increased crops productivity, low cost of production and increase in small farmers’ income;
Enhanced productivity of out-of- school-youths who also excel in sports competitions; improved enrollment, participation, and schools achievement rate; increased per capita income and reduced poverty incidence;
Broader access to social welfare services, improved peace and order and enhanced public safety mechanisms and increased access to quality farm-to-market roads, all weather provincial roads and robust infrastructures supporting health, tourism, agriculture, and administrative services.
The AIP’s other goals are enhanced arts and preserved cultural practices; empowered Indigenous People’s actively engaged in provincial development initiatives; robust and established tourism industry with an actively engaged populace and achievement of the Health Millennium Development Goals, reduced housing backlogs and the Consistent Regional Outstanding Winner in Nutrition award maintained.