Last October 13, 2017, a budget hearing for the proposed 2018 Annual Budget was held at the Sangguniang Bayan Session Hall. It was attended by Councilor Dingdong Nicolas, Councilor Pechay Dela Cruz, Councilor Madette Quimpo, Councilor Gener Ligon, Councilor Joel Pascual, Municipal Admininstrator Enrique V. Tagle, Municipal Budget Officer Josefina M. Tanggol and other department heads.
At the budget hearing, Municipal Administrator Tagle delivered a message for Mayor Ferdie Estrella reiterating the priority programs/projects/activities of the Municipal Government for the next fiscal year. He said,
“Mayor Ferdie Estrella made sure that the programs to be implemented are in line with the mission of the Municipal Government to have a fully functional e-government; business-friendly environment; competitive quality of education; safe and healthy citizen; active people participation; dynamic agricultural sector; an encouraged SME and a professionalized bureaucracy.”
The 2018 will be translated to accomplish the thrust of the government to provide quality service to Baliwagenyos in terms of health, education, livelihood, economic development, social protection, environment, resilient communities and transparency. A total of Php 517.12 Million annual budget was proposed to the committee subject for their review and approval.
“Ultimately, these efforts shall lead us to our vision for Baliwag as the center for trade and commerce, education and technological advancement within the region. ”