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Capiz provincial board ‘fails to enact 2020 budget’

first_imgThis promptedMambusao mayor Leodegario Labao Jr., president of the League of Municipalities(LMP), to write a letter to the members of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan, askingto review “thoroughly and extensively” the AIP before its approval. ROXAS City – TheCapiz Provincial Board has failed to approve the Annual Performance Budget ofthe province due to some infractions found on the Annual Investment Plan (AIP),according to Board Member Sonny Besa, chair of the Appropriations Committee. “The LMP-Capizchapter conducted consultation efforts with the concerned Local ChiefExecutives with the following findings: There is absence of deed of donationand/or deed of usufruct in some of the proposed projects locations; the localchief executives and planning development office of the local government unitswere not consulted regarding the proposed project for prioritization andrecommendation; and there are duplications and redundancy of the proposedprojects,” part of the letter said.      The SangguniangPanlalawigan on Jan. 7 passed a resolution requesting Capiz Governor EstebanContreras to amend some of the infractions that were found in the AIP.    ProvincialAdministrator Edwin Monares yesterday said Contreras was considering the planto convene the Provincial Development Council (PDC) but the agenda must belimited only to the projects in question. Municipal mayors,who are also members of the PDC, said they did not have time to review the AIPsince copies of the said document were only given to them the same day ameeting was called for its approval on Nov. 26, 2019. center_img “The AnnualPerformance Budget was submitted to us only on Dec. 3, 2019 when in fact itshould have been submitted to us on or before Oct. 15. The problem however, isnot with the Annual Performance Budget as we are done discussing it in theplenary, but on the AIP because there was a redundancy in some of theinfrastructure projects indicated in the AIP,” Besa told Panay News. “May mga barangay nga may existing project nanga daan for example covered court gym ngagin butangan pa gid sang the same ngaproject and for us that is double entry,” Besa said. The AIP containedover P20 billion worth of programs and projects by the current administrationboth from the internal and external sources based on estimated revenues andInternal Revenue Allocation of the province.    “Although we aretalking of two separate documents here but we cannot act on the passage of onewithout approving the other,” said Besa./PNlast_img read more

Brazil’s Vasco Da Gama, Others Soon to Join Cape Verde 2019…

first_img“Very soon, in fact in the days ahead, we shall be confirming more teams. But don’t forget Benfica and Kegue FC of Togo from outside Cape Verde have earlier been confirmed.“Two Cape Verdean teams have on the home front sealed their place in the event. So, things are looking up for the tournament which would be Africa’s own Dana Cup, Gothia Cup, Ibercup, Norway Cup, Paris World Games, name it,” he noted.Mr Godson stressed that participation would be on first come, first served basis since only 16 teams would be featuring in the maiden edition.“We are sticking to our rules of first come, first served. We won’t reserve a place for any team. So, teams wishing to be part of the event have to do so early or wait for the 2020 edition.”Mr Godson was full of praise for the Cape Verdean authorities for their support and cooperation, especially from the Mayor of Praia, Hon. Oscar Evora Santos.“The people we are working with in Cape Verde are wonderful people. They are determined to see that our vision of making the tournament Africa’s number one youth soccer showpiece is realized.“Kudos must go to the Mayor of Praia Hon Oscar Evora Santos, the President of the Olympic Committee, Madam Filomena Fortes, the football federation president, Mr Semedo, the director of the Estadio Nacional, Mr Orlando Mascarenhas, and the Honourable Minister of Sports Cape Verde,” Godson concluded.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram More teams from different parts of the globe have continued to line up for the maiden edition of the Cape Verde 2019 Africa Youth Cup billed for early next year in Praia.Mr Godson Abba Ekadi of Africa Youth Cup disclosed Monday that the youth team of Brazil’s top club, Vasco Da Gama has shown strong interest in the competition and are close to sealing their participation, while Mali’s Académie Football Club de Bamako and Napoli FC from Cote D’Ivoire have finished the registration formalities.He said yesterday that teams from Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, Senegal, Zambia, and Equatorial Guinea are also very much in the picture.last_img read more