THE city council has approved the P2.309 billion annual budget for Baguio in 2022 during last Monday’s regular session.
The approved annual budget also accounts for the implementation of the Mandanas-Garcia ruling of the Supreme Court (SC) set to take effect in 2022, which clarifies that the share from the Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) of the local government units (LGUs) does not exclude other national taxes like customs duties, leading to a net increase in expected allotment.
P802,230,000 of the P2.309 billion will come from local sources, while P1,482,425,654 will come from external sources.
P452,550,000 of the internally-sourced funding will come from tax revenue, while P349,680,000 comes from non-tax revenue, whereas the external funding is divided into three categories – P1,364,425,654 from National Tax Allotment (NATA), previously known as IRA; P115,000,000 as shares from the economic zone in Baguio; and P3,000,000 from the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO).
The approved expenditures of the different offices, sorted by funding amount, are City General Services Office with P383,304,000; development fund with P273,000,000; City Health Services Office with P228,501,000; City Engineering Office with P173,235,000; non-office expenditures with P170,576,654; Sangguniang Panlungsod with P121,573,000; Disaster Risk Reduction and Management fund with P114,233,000; City Social Welfare and Development Office with P106,071,000; and the City Mayor’s Office with P104,047,000.
The remaining offices get progressively less funding, each less than P100 million out of the total budget. Highest is the City Treasury Office, with P89,341,000 followed by City Environment and Parks Management Office with P89,305,000; City Buildings and Architecture Office with P68,131,000; City Administrator’s Office with P59,638,000; City Veterinary and Agriculture Office with P48,439,000; City Human Resource and Management Office with P32,132,000; City Assessor’s Office with P30,419,000; Baguio City Police Office (BCPO) with P30,000,000; Department of Education and City Schools Division with P30,000,000; City Accounting Office with P27,046,000; City Planning and Development Office with P26,398,000; City Budget Office with P22,331,000; City Legal Office with P22,198,000; Civil Registry Office with P16,004,000; City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office with P13,159,000; City Library with P8,254,000; Bureau of Jail Management and Penology male dorm with P7,213,000; Baguio City Fire Station with P4,875,000; City Prosecutor’s Office with P3,583,000; Bureau of Jail Management and Penology with P2,092,000; Regional Trial Court with P1,750,000; Municipal Trial Court in cities with P1,580,000; and Commission on Audit with P1,227,000.