Budget Review Towards Effective Resource Allocation

The NEDA Region 5, as secretariat to the Regional Development Council (RDC) 5, together with heads/representatives of regional line agencies, local chief executives, and private sector representatives reviewed the FY 2021 budget proposals of 32 regional line agencies (RLAs) and 9 state, universities and colleges (SUCs) during a three-day technical budget review held on January 28 to 30, 2020. The Bicol Congressmen were also invited to send their representatives as panelists during the activity for purpose of aligning their projects with the regional priorities.

The RDC review of the FY 2021 budget proposals will strengthen the vertical linkage between national and regional/ local development plans and budget and ensure that the proposed programs, activities, and projects (PAPs) of the agency regional offices, and state universities and colleges that are for inclusion in the FY 2021 agency budget proposals are means toward meeting the regional development targets. Further, the comprehensive investment programming guidelines (CIPG) of RDC 5 require that the PAPs be identified as priorities under the Regional Development Investment Program.

The activity strengthened the complementation of the programs, activities and projects (PAPs) among line agencies and SUCs through information sharing, commitments of the concerned stakeholders and possible convergence between and among the various sectors.

Resulting from the three-day activity were refined agency budget proposals and policy issues affecting the planning and budgeting as well as project implementation. More collaborative efforts were highlighted to improve resource allocation in achieving the plan targets towards a matatag, maginhawa at panatag na buhay para sa lahat.


Director Renato De Vera of DBM Region 5 (left) shares insights on the agency budget proposals


(from Left) Engr. Marilou Lacuna of DPWH, Director Renato de Vera of DBM, Mayor Noel Rosal of Legazpi City, ARD Ronnel Sopsop of DENR, and Director Anthony Nuyda of DILG were panelists during the activity.