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Bottom-Up Budgeting gives Decision Making to the People

You should be seeing and hearing more of Bottom-Up Budgeting this 2013.

A new approach to attaining the millennium development goal of reducing poverty from 26.5% in 2009 to 16.6 in 2015 has been introduced in Dolores. Bottom-up budgeting, also known as participatory budgeting, involves the people at the bottom i.e. the citizens thru civil organizations making the decisions. In comparison, top-down budgeting, which has been the norm, is when the executives at a the high levels exercise this privilege.

Last January 16, 2013, at the Dolores Legislative Building, the Bottom-Up Budgeting was explained in a Lecture-Workshop to the heads and members of the various civil organizations in Dolores including 4Ps, Senior Citizens, Farmers Association, Namin, Barangay Health Workers, Day Care Workers, KALIPI and Parent Leaders. The Municipal Local Government Operations Officer Dan Rullan was the speaker for the event.

According to him, Dolores is 1 of 609 Municipalities selected to pilot the Bottom-Up Budgeting. The National Government has allotted 9 Billion Pesos for projects approved through this approach which may involve education, health, social welfare and development, public works and highways, agriculture, agrarian reform, transportation and communications, tourism, environment and natural resources, labor and employment, justice and interior and local government.

During the workshop, the delegates were tasked to propose priority projects that will ultimately aid in the reduction of poverty. Those that came out include pig dispersal, scholarship programs, more farm to market roads, livelihood programs, and Botika ng Barangay to name a few.

These suggestions will be forwarded to the concerned agencies for approval.

In fact, as of this writing, 4 Farm to Market Roads for Barangays Kimmalaba, Taping, Namit-ingan, and Bayaan are already being worked on by the Local Government through the Bottom-Up Budgeting. If our Civil Organizations (Farmers Association, Namin, Senior Citizens, Parent Leaders, etc) are active enough, we should expect more in the coming months.

Pics of the event can be found at our Facebook Page.

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New RHU Building Inaugurated

Dr. Michael Vince Castelo, the Municipal Health Officer, was teary eyed as he delivered his speech. Not only was he celebrating his birthday (January 15), his biggest accomplishment was about to be inaugurated. For the first time in the history of Dolores, a new building to serve as the Rural Health Unit, complete with a birthing facility, laboratory, dentist room, nurses quarters, and soon to be PhilHealth accredited has been put up.
Construction of the 1.5 Million Peso building plus 1 Million Pesos worth of Equipment were funded by the Department of Health through the Health Facility Enhancement Program. The Japan International Cooperation Agency also donated another 1 million peso worth of equipment which include a delivery table, examining table, recovery bed, blood pressure apparatus for adult and pediatrics, resuscitation bags for adult and newborn, gooseneck lamp, an air conditioner and a generator among others.
Assisted by Dr. Castelo, SB Lito Cortez, SB Sesy Seares, PHO EPI Coordinator Tita Turqueza, and Rev. Fr. Emilio Cortez, Mayor JR Seares performed the ceremonial Ribbon Cutting. In his message, he credited the carpenters and the engineers who have tirelessly given all their effort since construction began Mid-October last year. He expressed confidence in the RHU continuing to become more productive and that additional funding coming from the PhilHealth’s Capitation Fees will be arriving for the RHU once the RHU acquires its Philhealth Accreditation.
Rev. Fr. Emilio Cortez performed the Spiritual Blessing of the building through prayer and sprinkling of Holy Water.

Pics of the Event can be found at our Facebook Page.

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DOH dispatches 12 Nurses to Dolores for RNHeals Batch 4

With most of the previous batch of RNHeals about to reach the end of their contract next month, the Department of Health deployed another 12 nurses to Dolores for the 4th batch of Registered Nurses for Health Enhancement and Local Services Program(RNHeals).

Like previous batches, the trainee cum employees are given a 1 year contract with 8,000 pesos monthly allowance plus additional benefits that may be extended by the local government.

This batch’s roster are the following, all residents of Dolores:

1. Harmony Cristie V. Gonzalo
2. Charmane Jae C. Tesoro
3. Regency Mae R. Lachica
4. Naisa Kristel T. Talledo
5. Louise Mae M. Insigne
6. Dette Heizel Granada
7. Ashley L. Biccay
8. Lorie May V. Buenavista
9. Sheryll Anne C. Ballacillo
10. Grethel Joey A. Agaid
11. Aubrey C. Avero
12. Mark Jude A. Gapuz

The 12 nurses started their first day of duty at the Rural Health Unit last January 7, 2013.