Lupong Tagapamayapa honorarium cut explained
THE Cebu City Budget Office clarified the reason why they decreased the honorarium of Lupong Tagapamayapa of the barangays in the city.
This after the Cebu City Council is looking into the slash in the honorarium that the city is giving to members of the barangay lupon.
Cebu City Councilor Raymond Garcia said that he received a letter from Barangay Kalunasan that their lupon only received P4,000 instead of P6,000.
The councilor then passed a resolution asking the Office of the Mayor and the Budget Office for clarification and justification concerning the honorarium which was increased from P4,000 to P6,000 per month but was stopped and lowered to the original amount of P4,000.
Budget Officer Marietta Gumia explained that the P2,000 reduction was in compliance with the opinion of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) which the budget for the honorarium of lupons was declared inoperative.
Gumia stated in her letter to the City Council that on Feb. 26, 2016 the lupon honorarium for January 2016 was processed.
However, in March of the same year the DBM declared the 2016 Annual Budget of the city as inoperative said Gumia.
In April 2016, the honorarium of lupon for February was processed and in June the annual budget of that year was revised.
“January honorarium of P6,000 was based on the approved 2016 Annual Budget but by the time February honorarium was processed on April 4,2016, DBM has already issued the review declaring the said budget inoperative,” Gumia said.
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