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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.


DOLE Furnishes 1 Computer Set to Municipality of Dolores for Skills Registry

No less than the head of the Department of Labor and Employment – Abra Chapter visited our Municipality to personally hand over 1 computer unit (CPU, Monitor, 3 in 1 Printer/Scanner/Copier, Portable Hard Drive) which will be used, primarily, for the Skills Registry System in Dolores.
The registry is a labor market information database on skills certification and accreditation, licensure, and local and overseas employment of the people. In other words, it is a registry of the people’s employable skills.
Under the management of the Public Employment Service Officer (PESO) Alona Manganaan, trained personnel will be conducting house to house interviews in all 15 Barangays of Dolores to collect Skills and Employment-related information. The PESO Officer is then tasked to update the registry with these information until all Dolorenians (of legal age) have been registered and updated in the system.
The system will then serve as a quick and reliable source of manpower for employers.
Mayor JR Seares and PESO Officer Alona Manganaan happily received the computer unit.
Pictures of the Event can be found at our Facebook Page


Skills Registry System for Dolores Launched

In an effort to reduce unemployment and underemployment, the Department of Labor and Employment launched the Skills Registry System. Dr. Emerito Narag, the head of DOLE-Abra, personally oriented the Barangay Captains and focal persons of the 15 municipalities of Dolores at the Legislative Hall of the Municipality of Dolores this morning.

The registry is a labor market information database on skills certification and accreditation, licensure, and local and overseas employment of the people. In other words, it is a registry of the people’s employable skills.

Employers will have easy access to the database since this will be uploaded on the internet. Likewise, those looking for employment can visit www.phil-job.net, where the SRS data will be uploaded, and the website will provide available jobs that match their skill set, provided the user is registered under the SRS.

Agencies providing training like TESDA, DOST, DOLE, etc. can also access the registry and find individuals who maybe given free formal training, depending on the registered skills, that can be used for livelihood or employment.

One Computer unit with printer will be furnished to the Municipality of Dolores by DOLE for this venture.

A house-to-house interview will be conducted by the focal persons of the Skills Registry System and the database for Dolores is expected to be completed in 6 months.