𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: 𝗣𝗥𝗢𝗣𝗢𝗦𝗘𝗗 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟮 𝗕𝗨𝗗𝗚𝗘𝗧 𝗥𝗘𝗩𝗜𝗘𝗪
The scheduled hearing today on the Proposed 2022 Budget of the Provincial Government of Occidental Mindoro has been reset on Monday, January 17, 2022, at 9:00 AM.
The resetting was due to the non-attendance in today’s budget hearing of concerned department heads of the Executive Department who have to defend their proposed budgets for their respective departments in order for the Sangguniang Panlalawigan to decide on it.
Vice-Governor Peter J. Alfaro, in resetting the hearing, suggested to exhaust all remedies and give all the department heads a chance to attend the hearing by sending them invitations two to three times before the august body shall decide on the proposed 2022 budget. Bokal Ernesto Jaravata was amenable with VG Alfaro’s suggestion to give the department heads a maximum opportunity in order for them to explain what has been submitted. Bokal Nestor Tria (online via Zoom) was also amenable with the suggestion and suggested to send the department heads a formal letter requiring their attendance.
Bokal Dian Apigo-Tayag (online via Zoom) commented that the budget has been delayed since at the moment the PGOM was supposed to be implementing the budget. She suggested, in line with VG Alfaro’s suggestion, that members of the Sanggunian should note down and make ready their comments on the budget for easy transmission to the heads that can be done online via Zoom.
After a thorough discussion and exchange of opinions and after the Presiding Officer, VG Alfaro, asked the plenary for a motion, Bokal AJ Rebong (online via Zoom) moved to suspend the hearing today and reset it to Monday, January 17, 2022.
There being no objection on the motion, the hearing of the Committee of the Whole is suspended until Monday at 9:00 AM. Presiding Officer VG Alfaro then directed the Secretariat to prepare a letter addressed to the Provincial Governor and furnish copies with all the department heads concerned.
During the deliberation, twelve (12) SP members were present. Eight were physically present: VG Peter J. Alfaro, Bokal Sonia Pablo, Bokal Ernesto Jaravata, Bokal Emmanuel Abeleda Jr., Bokal Bing Barrera-Fajardo, Bokal Abe Pangilinan, Bokal George Oreiro and Bokal Juanito Lumawig. Four were online: Bokal Dian Apigo-Tayag, Bokal Philip Ramirez, Bokal AJ Rebong and Bokal Nestor Tria.