al-agNEW MAJORITY LEADER. Councilor Bernard Al-ag, a doctor, is the Davao City Council’s new  majority floor leader position and chairman of the Committee on Rules, Privileges, Laws and Ordinances. He was elected recently during a revamp of the committees ordered by Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte. ROBINSON NIÑAL JR./THE MINDANAO DAILY MIRROR

SP approves P217M SB 1 

The City Council has approved  Supplemental Budget No. 1 amounting to P218 million, bringing to nearly P5.5 billion the budget appropriated for the city government’s operation for 2014.

Last year, the City Council approved a P5.2 billion annual budget for 2014.

Davao City’s total appropriated budget this year could hover near the P6 billion mark, if City Hall requests for additional supplemental budgets.

The City Council approved four SBs last year.

Councilor Danilo Dayanghirang, chair of the Finance Committee, said city councilors worked overtime in marathon sessions to have SB No. 1 approved.

The bulk of SB1 goes to the City Mayor’s Office: P50 million for peace and order; P37 million for Lingap Para sa Mahirap; and, P2 million for Central 911.

Forty-five million (P45M) will go to the City Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO).

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