AKO BICOL joins budget briefing for DSWD

Deputy Minority Leader and Ako Bicol Party List Representative Alfredo A. Garbin, Jr. joins the initial cogressional budget briefing on Wednesday, August 9, by the House Committee on Appropriations to explore the proposed DSWD 2018 budget, approximately amounting to Php131B to cover for the implementation of their programs and services, as well as the logistical support, including the personnel services, capital outlay, and other financial expenses.

Rep. Garbin agreed to the proposed budget of the Department, he stressed, however, that their future proposal should also include a significant portion that will cover for the construction and development of Vocational Rehabilitation Centers in regions without any. The provision is clearly stipulated in RA 10524, otherwise known as an “Act Expanding the Positions Reserved for PWDs”, for after all, it is the mission of the government to continuously formulate and implement policies, plans, and programs for the promotion of the welfare of PWDs.

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