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Lacson submits proposed 2021 budget to SP

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The proposed budget of the Negros Occidental provincial government for 2021 is P4.4 billion.

Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson submitted on Thursday the proposal to the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) for review and approval.

The proposed budget will be included in the SP session for first reading on October 20, after which it will be sent to the Committee on Finance. (https://bit.ly/3o9s6cD)

The proposed general fund is P4,471,695,065. Allocated for personal services is P1,641,424,244; maintenance and other operating expenses, P1,374,658,871; capital outlay, P12,000,000; and special purpose appropriations, P1,443,611,950.

The P4.4 billion will come from tax revenues totaling P98,000,000; non-tax revenues, P380,357,719; and Internal Revenue Allotment, P3,993,337,346.

For his part, Vice Governor Jeffrey Ferrer assured timely approval of the proposed 2021 budget “as funds are needed to address the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.”