Rama authorized to sign MOA on financial aid for BCLP

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The Cebu City Council has authorized Mayor Michael Rama to enter into and sign a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Barangay Councilors League of the Philippines (BCLP)-Cebu City Chapter for the latter’s office to receive financial assistance to cover operational expenses.

Councilor Phillip Zafra sponsored a resolution on the matter, which was approved by the council.

The BCLP-Cebu City Chapter is a non-governmental organization made up of the city’s North and South District Barangay Kagawads, who represent the city’s 80 barangay councils. (

According to Zafra, the city government included P2,250,000 in the 2022 Annual Budget as financial assistance to the BCLP-Cebu City Chapter.

The budget breakdown was as follows:

-P1 million was allocated for their general assembly for the year 2022;
-P700,000 for the BCLP members insurance coverage, hospitalization programs & medicines benefit, including members fire and burial assistance;
-P150,000 for the venues, meals for meetings, sessions, and honorariums;
-P130,000 for the honorarium of BCLP staff; P115,000 for the capability building and enhancement programs;
-P80,000 for Miscellaneous Operating Expenses; and
-P75,000 for office supplies, furniture, materials, and equipment.

A draft MOA for this purpose was referred to the City Legal Office for review and recommendation.