THE City Development Council (CDC) on Tuesday approved the city’s 2019 Annual Investment Program (AIP) that would serve as the basis for city hall’s budget next year.
The approved investment program amounts to P8.18 billion. It was approved by the development council chaired by Mayor Oscar Moreno.
The biggest share goes to the economic development services sector amounting to P3.57 billion, followed by the social development services sector, P2.75 billion; and the general public services sector, P1.86 billion.
Moreno said the investment program would serve as the local government’s guide in implementing his administration’s programs and projects in 2019.
“We endeavor to include everything that you can think of within reason, but we can only spend what we can afford,” said Moreno.
The meeting was attended by Vice Mayor Raineir Joaquin Uy, councilors Ian Mark Nacaya, Enrico Salcedo, George Goking, Teodulfo Lao Jr., Edna Dahino, Yan Lam Lim, Reuben Daba, Suzette Daba, Ma. Lourdes Gaane, John Michael Seno and Annie Daba.
Also participating were city hall’s department heads, barangay chairpersons and representatives of various civil society organizations, academics and other private sector groups. (iaf/cio)