In a special session yesterday, the Sangguniang Panlalawigan approved a P42,843,000.00 supplemental budget for Fiscal Year 2013. Sponsored by Board Member Grecilda Sanchez, the appropriated amount is for Proper [P32,890,000.00], Development Projects/Activities [2,500,000.00], Operation of Hospitals [P6,388,000.00] and Operation of Cebu South Bus Terminal [P1,065,000.00].
The body likewise approved a resolution sponsored by Board Member Jose Ribomapil Holganza authorizing the Governor, Hon. Hilario P. Davide III, to release five million pesos (P5,000,000.00) as aide to the Municipality of Cordova. This is to help the coastal community cope with the oil spill resulting from the collision between Sulpicio Express 7 and 2GO St. Thomas Aquinas last August 16, The spill has reached Cordova’s shores and damaged large area of mangroves as well as marine life.
However, Board Member Thadeo Ouano added a colatilla to the resolution by requiring the Municipality of Cordova to submit the particulars and dates of the expenses and to liquidate the same. This is in line with the thrust of the Provincial Government to be transparent in all its financial dealings. (Heart Rizarri)