Council busy on 2015 city budget — Gerky PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 24 September 2014 11:54

Councilor Rogelio “Gerky“ Valesco, chairman of the City Council’s Committee on Budget and Appropriations, said yesterday that his committee will hold an emergency executive budget meeting anytime for the review stage of the city’s 2015 budget amounting to  P2.5 billion.

Valesco said he and most of the City Councilor can not attend the Philippine Councilors League of the Philippine Conference General Santos City on September 24 because of the series of meetings at the Council.

Valesco who is also chairman of the Council’s Committee on Education,  disclosed that the 2015 budget’s  big allocation will go to basic social services  like health, education, peace and order and infra- projects.

The  2015 budget is expected to be approved on October.

On the other hand, Councilor Vincent Paul Elago, chairman of the Council’s Committee on Health and Sanitation and Committee on Tourism, Culture, Arts  and  Foreign Affairs,  also said he is unable to attend the Gensan conference as his committee has many activities and meetings  to attend to.

“Councilor Myra Abubakar and Councilor Rommel Agan are there (Gensan)  to represent the City Council of Zamboanga,” Elago said. — Allen Abastillas