Davao council endorses P281 billion proposed projects

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DAVAO CITY—The Regional Development Council (RDC) here has endorsed more than P281 billion worth of budget proposals submitted by 48 national government agencies, state colleges and universities and government-owned and -controlled corporations (GOCCs) in the Davao Region to cover the years 2020 and 2021.

Of the P281 billion-endorsed budget proposals, P168 billion, or 60 percent, were allocated for regular programs, activities and projects (PAPs) of agencies under Tier 1 while, and another P113 billion, or 40 percent, were allotted for new and expanded PAPs under Tier 2, according to the National Economic and Development Authority.

The five agencies with the highest-funded budget proposals for 2021 were the Department of Public Works and Highways Region 11 with P155 billion, Department of Education 11 with P70.2 billion, National Housing Authority 11 with P15.8 billion, Philippine National Police 11 with P11.1 billion and, Department of Social Welfare and Development 11 with P9.1 billion.

The budget proposals of these five regional agencies comprise nearly 93 percent of the total budget proposals for Davao region.

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