The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) – Region III, in collaboration with the Association of Budget Officers-Region III, invited the Local Finance Committee, Sangguniang Bayan Members and other personnel involved in the budgeting process to a four day seminar/training. It was held last March 28-30, 2017 at The Manor Hotel, Camp John Hay, Baguio City.
Such workshop includes a Roll-Out Training on LBC No. 110– Internal Audit Manual for LGUs, LBC No. 111– Manual on the Setting Up and Operation of Local Economic Enterprises (LEEs) and LBC No. 112– Budget Operations Manual for Local Government Units (2016 Edition) was conducted for the improvement and updating of the budgeting process of the LGUs.
The Local Government of Baliuag was able to participate through the attendance of the Sangguniang Bayan Member Councilor Erlene V. Dela Cruz, Municipal Budget Officer Ms. Josefina M. Tanggol, Municipal Planning and Coordinator Engr. Nemencio M. De Leon, Municipal Accountant Ms. Rhea Diana R. Payuran, Municipal Treasurer Martiniano D. Javier, and Support Staffs Luztommy Pineda, Ma. Renalyn S. Lumabas and Cathylyn Delos Reyes.
The seminar is a spearhead activity for the 2018 Budget Preparation for the promotion of transparency, accountability and a strong policy based budgeting in the LGU Level. The speakers emphasized the importance of spending within the means, prioritizing necessary projects and empowering citizen for the purpose of achieving good governance.