Upon the recommendation of the Provincial Local Finance Committee and after the thorough review and evaluation by the Sangguniang Panlalawigan (SP) committee on finance, budget, appropriations, and ways and means, the SP Aklan approved the municipal budgets of Malay, Malinao, and Batan for the year 2010. The approval came during Second SP Regular Session held on July 7.
Already a first class municipality, Malay has an annual general fund budget of P198.3 million for 2010. The provincial local finance committee concluded Malay budget complied with all the laws, rules, and regulations.
On the other hand, the Aklan SP found the town of Malinao’s 2010 annual budget has exceeded by P3.8 million or 16.88 percent of the authorized Personal Services limitation.
Malinao’s 2010 annual general fund budget totaled P51.579 million. Malinao is a fourth class town.
The Aklan SP however approved the Malinao 2010 general fund budget with part of it rendered inoperative. Disallowed is the appropriation for Salary Standardization as it is not in accordance with Budget Circular No. 2009-72 according to the Aklan SP.
The Provincial Local Finance Committee is headed by Ms. Suzette F. Pioquid, provincial treasurer, with Ms. Mary Grace P. Macahilas – provincial budget officer, and Ms. Ma. Victoria Salido – provincial accountant.
Hon. Selwyn C. Ibarreta chairs the Appropriations, Budget, Finance, and Ways and Means Committee. His members are Hon. Rodson F. Mayor, and Hon. Phoebe Clarisse L. Cabagnot.
Batan town 2010 general fund annual budget is P46,974,777.42. It was approved as the Aklan SP found it complied with and observed all existing laws, rules, and regulations in its preparation.
The 2010 annual general fund budget of Numancia at a total appropriation of P44,215,230.00 is referred to the committee on appropriation, finance and ways and means for review and evaluation. /MP