By Jennifer C. Tilos
A total of P137.9 million Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) next year will be shared to all the 30 component barangays in Dumaguete City.
This is pursuant to the advisory issued by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), said Dems Demecillo, city public information officer (CPIO).
The computation of IRA shares is based on the census of population taken in 2015 for each barangay and equal sharing of P1.2 million.
With this estimates, some of these barangays will receive IRA from a low of P1.3 million to a high of P8.7 million, Demecillo said.
Under the Local Government Code of 1991, the barangays can budget and disburse their IRAs for honoraria of officials and employees, maintenance of health and day care centers, Katarungang Pambarangay, peace and order, electrical and water consumption in barangay facilities, among other services that will serve the public.
Based on the advisory released by DBM, the top 5 barangays with biggest IRA shares are Bagacay, P8.7 million; Taclobo, P8.3 million; Batinguel, P8.3 million; Banilad, P7.9 million and Calindagan, P6.9 million.
On the other hand, the barangays with the least IRA shares are Poblacion 4 and Poblacion 5 at P1.3 million each; Poblacion 6 and Poblacion 3 at P1.4 million each and Poblacion 7, P 1.5 million.
IRA shares for the remaining barangays are as follows: Bajumpandan, P 5.8 million; Balugo, P3.8 million; Bantayan, P5 million; Bunao, P3.3 million; Cadawinonan, P5.4 million; Camanjac, P4.6 million; Candau-ay, P6.9M; Cantil-e, P4.5M; Daro, P6.2M; Junob, P6.5M; Looc, P4.8M; Mangnao, P4.2M; Motong, P 2.9M; Piapi, P5.8M; Poblacion 1, P2.9M; Poblacion 2, P2.2M; Poblacion 8, P 2.9M; Pulantubig, P3.8M; Tabuc-Tubig, P 2.5M and Talay, P4.7M.
The 30 barangays will use the computation of their IRA shares in making their annual budgets for 2020 starting October this year.