BONTOC, Mountain Province – Five barangays of this municipality were recognized by the Bontoc municipal government for early submission of their 2021 Annual Budget.
Barangays Dalican, Tocucan, Bontoc Ili, Gonogon, and Alab Proper received Certificates of Recognition as Best Performing Barangays as evidenced by their early submission of the 2021 Barangay Budget and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Budget during the Municipal Peace and Order Council meeting on October 21, 2020, in Barangay Talubin.
The punong barangays of the recognized villages are Reynald Waking, Sr., Wilbert Padngaran, Paula Pangesfan, Rudy Gittabao, and Hye Bellang, respectively.
This is the second time that Bontoc, through the Municipal Budget Office, gave recognition to the first five barangays which submitted their annual budgets for the ensuing fiscal year to the Sangguniang Bayan not later than the 16th of October of the current fiscal year.
Barangays Dalican and Tocucan received the Certificates of Recognition for the second time in a row.
Municipal Budget Officer Aida Lingbanan said that for this year, most barangays have submitted their 2021 annual budgets before the set deadline for review and approval of the Sangguniang Bayan.
Lingban explained that the early preparation and submission of the 2021 barangay budget and SK budget for review and declaring it operative by the Sangguniang Bayan has a great impact in the implementation of barangay government programs, projects and activities (PPAs).
She added that earlier submission of barangay budgets for the ensuing year means earlier implementation, and the delivery of services to the constituents will not be hampered.
Meanwhile, she happily shared that the barangay governments have continuously levelled -up in the packaging and presentation of their barangay and SK budgets since last year.
In the past years, the barangays have been submitting their annual budgets compiled in a brown folder. However, in 2019, copies of the annual budgets of all the barangays in Bontoc are submitted in hard-bound and the cover page are photos promoting the tourist destinations in their respective barangays. By Alpine L. Killa