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Vico Sotto elated by speedy passage of Pasig’s P12.3-B budget for 2021

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Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto congratulated the city council for approving the local government’s proposed budget of P12.3 billion for 2021.

Sotto graced the ceremonial turnover of the approved budget bill on October 22 at the Pasig City Hall.

In a Facebook post, he said the budget includes the local government’s savings from 2020.

“Imbis na mag supplemental budget tayo ngayong 2020, minabuti naming ipasok na lang siya bilang ‘beginning balance’ ng 2021 — sa ganitong paraan, hindi bababa ang annual budget at mananatili ang continuity ng mga programa ng lungsod,” he said.

Sotto said the budget will allow the local government to finance its programs next year even as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to be a challenge.

He thanked civil society groups for helping the local government put the budget together with their inputs.

“Sa susunod na taon, mas palalakasin pa natin ang pakikilahok ng taumbayan sa pamamagitan ng kanilang mga kinatawang civil society at non-governmental organizations,” Sotto said.