Engineer David P. Adongay Jr., (center-right) presiding over
the staff meeting with Assistant District Engineer Alfredo
L. Bollido (center-left), Section Chiefs, Unit Heads,
Project Engineers and Staff on August 9, 2018 at DPWH
Conference Room. One of the highlights of the meeting is
regarding on the implementation of 2019 Cash-based budgeting
Biliran DEO gets
P1.2B budget for next year based on NEP
August 13, 2018
NAVAL, Biliran –
The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Biliran District
Engineering Office (BDEO) has a total allotment budget of P1.2B
including region wide projects for year 2019 project implementation
based on National Expenditure Program (NEP).
David P. Adongay Jr.,
District Engineer disclosed that out of the allotted amount, the
district office will only implement P813.9M while P397.9M will be
implemented by the DPWH Regional Office VIII. This is 30% lower than
the 2018 General Appropriation Act (GAA) budget amounting to P1.6B.
Engr. Rosario B. Rosete,
Chief of Planning and Design Section said that BDEO has 61 total
proposed projects for 2019 with 56 projects to be implemented by the
Rosete added that out of
the 56 projects, 12 are already surveyed and three Plans and Program
of Works (POWs) are already completed. Preliminary and Detailed
Engineering (PDE) activities are on-going for the remaining
“We can already advertise
all projects by August this year,” Rosete said.
According to Adongay, the
department is rushing all Regional and District Offices to complete
the detailed engineering activities on projects based on NEP to
easily implement the same by next year under the cash-based program.
In 2019, the government
will be shifting from obligation-based budgeting system to
cash-based budgeting system which means that implementing offices
has given only one year to finish all projects based on the
respective budget allotted.
“Our aim is 100%
completion in 2019, although not practical but that is reality,”
“If we want to move ahead,
we should shift our paradigm,” he added.
Adongay said that proposed
projects in NEP are just minimum proposed projects and should expect
changes for additional projects upon approval of the General
Appropriations Acts (GAA).