BuB projects support NGP

Sustainability of the National Greening Program (NGP) has been ensured with the lined-up projects of Bottom-up Budgeting (BuB) for 2015.

Thirty-seven BuB projects are enrolled in DENR which are implemented in 28 municipalities regionwide under NGP menu of activities. Out of the 28 partner Local Chief Executives, 21 had signed Memorandum of Agreement with the Department.

Isabela has the most number of projects with 13 followed by Cagayan, 11. Nueva Vizcaya has 7, Quirino has 5 and only one project is implemented in Batanes.

Forester Felina R. Malupeng, BuB Projects focal person, said that out of the 21 projects in 2014, a total of 19 had been completed while two are on-going implementation. The two currently implemented projects are found in Isabela.

BuB is a process through which priority projects are identified jointly by communities and their local government units. The proposed projects are incorporated into the proposed budgets of the implementing national government agencies which are submitted to Congress for approval.

For. Malupeng also said that BuB ensures transparency of the budgeting process and aims to facilitate institutional reform that is not under the control of any single person, group or agency. #