CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (PIA)–Northern Mindanao solons supported priority programs and projects that will get the region’s economy back on track and increase resiliency of its industries and communities.
The Regional Development Council (RDC)-10 Advisory Committee of Northern Mindanao (RAC)-10, whose membership includes Region 10 representatives, supported and endorsed to the RDC-10 Full Council the FY 2022 budget proposals of its agency regional offices, state universities and colleges, and other government instrumentalities amounting to P318.73 billion during its online meeting, March 12.
The Committee also supported the region’s 171 priority catalytic programs, projects, and activities, amounting to P161.08 billion.
RDC-10 Chair and Misamis Occidental Governor Philip T. Tan thanked the region’s legislators for their unwavering support to all development undertakings of this Council. “We hope for your sustained commitment as vanguards of our region’s priorities, particularly in shepherding our Fiscal Year 2022 Regional Budget Proposals,” Tan said.
RAC-10 Lead Convenor, House of Representatives Deputy Speaker, and Cagayan de Oro 2nd District Representative Rufus B. Rodriguez acknowledged regional partners for laying the groundwork in crafting the region’s priority programs and projects for 2022.
“This concerted effort is a testament of our shared intent to protect the integrity of the budget process. Given our access to the centralized power of the national budget, let me assure every one of our strong support and commitment in safeguarding northern Mindanao’s development priorities and imperatives,” Rodriguez said.
The body likewise supported PHIVIDEC’s Industrial Estate Infrastructure Program amounting to P4.884 billion, which is part of the regional budget proposal of DPWH-10 for FY 2022, and the region’s priority legislative agenda for the next two years.
The RDC-10 will meet, March 19 to endorse the budget proposals to agency central offices and the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) for consideration in the proposed FY 2022 national budget. (NEDA10/PIA10)