Thanks to mega projects
By Mortz C. Ortigoza
BAYAMBANG – Because of the huge projects put by the mayor of this burgeoning town, it has the biggest annual appropriation budget compared to all the 44 towns in the mammoth Province of Pangasinan.
According to Mayor Cezar Quiambao, this year’s budget is P412 million while last year’s appropriation was P435 million.
|COUPLE. Bayambang, Pangasinan Mayor Cezar Quiambao and|
actress-wife Nina Jose-Quiambao. Photo Credit: Flickr
First class and large towns like Malasiqui, Mangaldan, and Sta. Barbara have only an average annual appropriation fund of more than P257 million this year.
When he assumed office in July 1 last year, Quiambao cited that the budget of his predecessor former Mayor Ricardo Camacho was P220 million only.
He said the P38 million Development Fund from that budget deducted by the amortization of this town’s loan of P23 million contracted by Camacho would be too measly for any relevant project.
“Binago ko iyong (2016 budget) because itong twenty percent mandatory Development Fund supposedly P38 million 2016 budget binawas iyong pambayad sa utang which is around P23 million, P13 million sa Development Fund’s budget binago ko iyan. P38 million 100 percent sa barangays’development. P13 million ginawa kung P38 million for barangay roads lahat diyan 20,000 square meters na iyan,” he stressed.
Projects that have been finished, being undertaken, and to be implemented from the last year and this year’s huge budgets were and are the construction of the market area, the airconditioning system, taraflex floors, and other parts of the gymnacium, audio visuals, parking space, traffic signals, barangay circumferenctial road, rural health unit, eight police community precints, Close Circuit TVs, annex building for the municipal hall, improvement of the old municipal hall and Sangguniang Bayan’s building, flood control, and many others.