CDC okays amended LDIP, AIP as Beng listens to stakeholders PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 05 June 2014 11:27

The City Development Council chaired by Mayor Beng Climaco yesterday approved and endorsed to the Sangguniang Panlungsod the amended CY 2015 component of CY 2014-2016 Local Development Investment Program and the 2015 Annual Investment Program (AIP).

The LDIP is the basic document that translates the Local Development Plan (LDP) into programs, projects and activities.  It contains a multi-layer listing of programs, projects and activities with cost estimates and sources of funds to be used to implement the LDP.

For this year (2014), the LDIP includes funds for general public services amounting to more of less P640 million, social services costing PP806.7 million, economic services in the amount of P868.9 million and other services worth P903.2 million for a total of P3.2 billion.

For next year and the year that follows (2015-2016), the LDIP will have a total appropriation of P2.9 billion and P2.7 billion, respectively.

Approved on motion by Councilor Gerry Peres and seconded by Vice Mayor Cesar Iturralde was the amended LDIP as follows: general public services in the amount of P225.64 million; social services amounting to P217.3 million and; economic services worth P287.795 million for a total of P730.735 million.

In her statement at the CDC meeting yesterday at Centro Latino, Climaco stressed that when she assumed office last year she made Security, Health and Education (SHE) as the three main priority areas of leadership, and the programs, projects and investments were put into place to help realize the vision for Zamboanga City.

“In the process, we always believe in constituency responsive governance where everyone has a voice and has a place at the table. We listen to each other and we make it sure that we create a more participatory culture and make our people realize that citizen participation does not end in discussion of issues alone but should extend to policy implementation and even in community engagement,” Climaco said.

She explained that the CDC is a platform where all sectors come together as one and formulate long-term, medium-term and annual socio-economic development plans and policies as well as annual public investment programs for the city.

With the priorities of her administration, Climaco pointed out, that at least one-fourth (1/4) or 25% of the total investment programming for 2015 goes to projects and programs covering security, health and education “to push our frontiers forward”.

“I urge you to help us proactively ensure a secure and peaceful Zamboanga City. Our police and military authorities together with the local government are aggressively addressing security concerns but public support is a must,” the mayor said.

According to her, the city likewise continuously sets aside funds in the annual budget for improvement and construction of school facilities and other education-related programs.

“It is our love for Zamboanga that unites us regardless of our differences. It is so powerful that it binds us all and we rise up together again after all the challenges we have gone through as a city,” she averred.

Present during the meeting were all CDC members together with some members of the City Council, District 2 Rep. Lilia Luño, all city department heads led by City Administrator Antorio Orendain Jr., civil society groups, business sectors, and officials of the city’s 98 barangays. —Vic Larato