NYC seeking to fine tune budget for next year

DAGUPAN CITY, Mar. 7 (PIA) — Members of various youth organizations in North Luzon were given the chance to voice out their concerns and state their project proposals before the National Youth Commission (NYC) in the latter’s effort to gather data to fine tune its budget next year.

The consultation dialogue held Wednesday at the University of Luzon here aimed at adopting the bottom-up budget process in which budgeting is determined by the requirements and demands of the sector.

Gregorio Ramon Tingson, head of the Bottom-Up Budget Process Task Force, said budget for any government agency should fit the expenditure so that it can be used entirely by the public.

“It is disadvantageous to have deficit in budget as well as excess, as the latter is difficult to realign,” he said.

The process, he said, is an exercise in promoting transparency and good governance as a flagship program of the present administration.

“Through this consultation process, we want to ensure that our stakeholders become aware of where and how the agency spends its annual budget,” he said.

Lousinda P. Nanquil, a member of the student government at the Virgen Milagrosa University Foundation, said she was thankful for the dialogue, noting it made her realize that government is actively promoting the interest of the youth sector.

Georgina Nava, NYC commissioner representing Luzon, urged the participants to lobby their concerns before the government to augment their budget. (JCR/ARRF-PIA1, Pangasinan) – See more at: http://www.pia.gov.ph/news/index.php?article=1931362558156#sthash.MfTMu6Pj.dpuf

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