February 23, 2024

BONTOC, Mountain Province – Five barangays will receive P10,000 each incentive from the municipal government for their early submission of their annual budgets for fiscal year 2024.

These are barangays Bontoc Ili, Tocucan, Poblacion, Maligcong, and Gonogon.

The incentive program initiated by the Municipal Budget Office headed by Municipal Budget Officer Aida Lingbanan, aims to recognize barangays that submit their annual budget before the prescribed period.

Lingbanan said it is a manifestation of the barangay’s efforts in advancing the principles of accountability in governance.

Mayor Jerome Tudlong said lauded the awardees saying the incentive should serve as a motivation for other barangays.

The mayor said early preparation and submission of the barangay and Sangguiang Kabataan budget for review by the sangguniang bayan has a great impact on the implementation of barangay programs, projects, and activities that benefit the populace.

Early submission of the annual budget is also attributed to the collective efforts of the Office of the Municipal Treasurer, Municipal Planning and Development Office, Municipal Accounting Office, Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office, and the Municipal Local Government Operations Office which have been going to the barangays to conduct budget orientations. Aside from the cash incentives, the barangays also received certificates of appreciation from the mayor during the flag raising ceremony on Nov. 28. – Alpine K. Malwagay