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Newly elected local budget officers in Region III take their oath of office
By: PPAO
Friday, 21 February 2014
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INDUCTION OF LOCAL BUDGET OFFICERS III. Bulacan Gov. Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado leads the general assembly and induction of the newly-elected Association of Local Budget Officers Region III (ALBO) yesterday at Balagtas Hall, Hiyas ng Bulacan Convention Center, City of Malolos. On the photo are (L-R) ALBO III President Eleanor Abuzo of Guiguinto, Bulacan; Vice President Romeo de Leon from Tarlac; Secretary Edna Panganiban of San Fernando, Pampanga; Treasurer Susan Recitis of Zambales; Auditor Crispin Villacentino from Tarlac; PRO Edwin Manalo of Pampanga; and Business Manager Laureta Jacinto from Cabanatuan. View Larger Image.
CITY OF MALOLOS—Newly elected officials of the Association of Local Budget Officers (ALBO), Inc. in Region III took their oath of office coinciding their general assembly last February 20, 2014 at Balagtas Hall, Hiyas ng Bulacan Convention Center in this city.

The program started with a thanksgiving mass for all the organization’s accomplishments.

Officers of ALBO III who took their oath were President Eleanor Abuzo from Guiguinto, Bulacan; Vice President Romeo de Leon from Tarlac, Secretary Edna Panganiban from San Fernando, Pampanga; Treasurer Susan Recitis from Zambales, Auditor Crispin Villacentino from Tarlac; PRO Edwin Manalo from Pampanga; and Business Manager Laureta Jacinto from Cabanatuan.

Gov. Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado, one of the guest speakers of the event said that the responsibilities of budget officers are crucial.

“Kaagapay ng mabuting pamamahala ang wasto at tamang paggalaw ng pondo. Alam po nating money is power kaya nasa kamay po ninyong lahat kung paanong ang pera ay tutungo sa dapat patunguhan. Sa pamamagitan ng nagkakaisang pagkilos ay makakamit natin ang ating lunggati sa buhay,” Alvarado said.

Director Elisa Salon of DBM Region III said that the newly elected officers like other leaders have the power to influence thus they must use it in doing the right thing.

“Dapat ang budget maayos, kung saan binadyet dun dapat pupunta. Kailangan gawin natin sa tama, ‘di natin alam isang araw may titingin kahit nakatiklop na ang pahina at kahit walang tumingin, dapat alam natin ‘yan. Kakambal ng pagiging opisyal ang responsibilidad at ang sisi, but this is not the responsibility of the officers alone, lahat tayo may pananagutan,” Salon said.

Salon added that due to the increasing numbers of towns converted into cities, the Internal Revenue Allotment or IRA of each town increases while the fund allotted to cities decreases due to the addition of new converted cities which were not originally counted when they were given their IRA.

Also, in the years to come, the bonus that the employees will receive is striclty performance-based.

Other guest speaker who graced the event was Mayor Ambrocio Cruz of Guiguinto, Bulacan with his wife Precy Cruz.

The local budget officers also discussed their financial report then followed by a raffle. ###

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