Kalibo, Aklan. During the 15th Regular Session of the Aklan Sangguniang Panlalawigan on May 8, 2013, the chamber approved the annual budgets for 2013 of the towns of Kalibo, Malay, Madalag and Malinao.
The approval followed after the Provincial Local Finance Committee (PLFC) has favorably recommended for the budgets’ operation.
Declared operative in its entirety is the annual budget of Malay carrying total appropriation of P310 million, the highest appropriation when compared with the rest of the budgets of the 16 towns of Aklan.
Malay, a first class municipality, has an annual budget appropriation much higher than that of the capital town of Kalibo, also a first class town.
Kalibo has a general fund budget of P158.688 million and economic enterprise budget of P 51.115 million.
Kalibo’s budget however was declared inoperative in part as the SP disallowed more than P12 million total appropriation for personal services as the town has exceeded its PS cap.
Also declared operative in its entirety are the annual budgets of Malinao carrying total appropriation of P59.269 million and that of Madalag with total appropriations of P 58.987 million.
The SP approved earlier the annual budgets of Balete with a total appropriation of P61.731 million, Buruanga with total appropriation of P50 million and Tangalan-P47.023 million.
The annual budgets of Balete, Buruanga and Tangalan were approved by the body in March 2013. /MP