SOURCE: Press and Public Affairs Bureau
16 September 2021 04:17:59 PM
In less than five minutes of hearing, the House Committee on Appropriations on Thursday terminated the briefing on the P1.432-billion budget proposal of the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) for fiscal year 2022. The hybrid hearing was presided over by Committee Vice Chairman Rep. Romeo Jalosjos Jr. (1st District, Zamboanga del Norte). “Since there is no member who wishes to interpellate the budget briefing of the National Commission on Indigenous People as an attached agency of the Department of Social Welfare and Development, may I hear a motion?”, Jalosjos said. Rep. Allan Benedict Reyes (3rd District, Quezon City), also a committee vice chairman, moved for the termination of the NCIP budget hearing, which was carried by the panel. Of the NCIPs P1.432-billion proposed budget, P244.825-million would be allotted to the Central Office, while P1.187-billion would be for Regional Allocations. The NCIP would allot PP829.8-million for Personnel Service, P492.56-million for Maintenance and Operating Expenses (MOOE), and P110-million for Capital Outlay. Meanwhile, the amount of P94.871-million would be appropriated for the Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan (PAMANA) Program. It would be used exclusively to implement projects in conflict-affected areas already identified by OPAPP.