Dumaguete barangays to get shares in P137M IRA

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.


Cebuano News: Laing “water supplier” mosulod sa dakbayan sa Dumaguete

By Leandria Pagunsan

Usa ka bag-ong pribadong water company ang gilaumang mosulod sa dakbayan sa Dumaguete aron tugbangan ang serbisyo sa nag-inusarang Dumaguete City Water District (DCWD).

Matud sa tigpamaba sa Dumaguete City Public Information Office, Dems Demecillo sulod sa pila ka dekada na nga nag serbisyo ang DCWD sa katawhan sa Dumaguete daghan usab ang nag reklamo sa matud pa “poor service” sa DCWD sama sa hinay o walay suplay sa tubig atol sa tungang gabii ug “declining state of infrastructure.”

Bag-ohay lang mipasar ang city council og ordinance “granting authority to Primwater Infrastructure Corporation to construct, commission, establish, operate and maintain a water distribution system to service the consumers of Dumaguete City in the next 25 years.”

Ubos sa maong ordinance, ang Primwater gila-oman nga mohatag sa limpyo ug hustong suplay sa tubig ug “distribution system” nga affordable ang bayranan sa mga kunsumidor ug residente ug mohatag ug mas maayo nga serbisyo kaysa DCWD.

Sa habig sa DCWD aron mas mapalambo pa ang ilang serbisyo, gidawat nila ang offer sa usa ka pribadong kumpanya nga maoy modumala sa 80 porsyento sa ilang operations lakip na ang pagdugang ug pondo nga P1 billion isip capital aron ma upgrade ang assets sa DCWD, matod ni Demecillo.

Gawas kung aduna’y pag supak gikan sa korte, ang privatization sa DCWD padayon taliwala sa mga pagduha-duha ug kahadlok nga mamawi sa ilang capital pinaagi sa pagpataas sa byranan sa water bill.

Sa bahin sa Primwater mo invest usab sila ug modernong pasilidad sama sa mga piping ug reservoir ug ubang kagamitan aron makahatag sa limpyo ug igong suplay sa tubig sa mga residente ug mga business establishments sa “affordable” nga byranan.

Mobayad usab ang Primwater ngadto sa lokal nga kagamhanan sa Dumaguete og P1.00 matag cubic meter nga kunsumo, business permit ug real property tax.

Usa ka Memorandum of Agreement ang lagdaan unya sa City Government ug Primewater pinaagi sa pagsunod sa ilang kasabutan ug uban pa nga terms and conditions.

Kinahanglan nga kumpletohon pa sa Primwater ang permit gikan sa ubang “regulatory agencies” usa kini tugtan nga mo operate.

Dumaguete City earns P100M income from CViRAA

By Jennifer C. Tilos



Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo commended the athletes, coaches and officials of the Dumaguete City division for their industry and passion to bring honor and pride to the city during the  2019 Central Visayas Regional Athletic Meet held last February. (PIA/Negros Oriental)



Both Dumaguete City and DepEd City Schools Division believe that the hosting of the Central Visayas Regional Athletic (CVIRAA) meet proved to be advantage for the local economy.

According to Dumaguete City Public Information Officer (CPIO) it is estimated that all schools divisions brought with them cash to cover the meals, transportation and other expenses of up to P100 million excluding pocket money of the nearly 12,000 athletes, coaches, teachers, tournament officials and supporters of the teams.

Hotels and pension houses reported increased occupancy while vendors and stores reported brisk sales during the games’ duration.

Demecillo said some teams that have been eliminated earlier also took trips to several tourist destinations even outside the city infusing more cash to the local tourism industry.

Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo was pleased to learn that all delegations rated the preparation and actual hosting of the city as outstanding, which underscored the fact that the thousands of guests were satisfied with the accommodations, hospitality of the organizers and local residents and the quality of venues and facilities.

Authorities also made sure that the security of all athletes and visitors were paramount so as not to compromise their safety and embarrass the host city.

In fact, City Chief-of-Police Supt. Gregorio Galsim announced that two arrests of suspected thieves who are not residents of Dumaguete Citywere made prior and during the CVIRAA games.

First to be arrested was German Florendo and Bell Gempisaw, both from Mindanao, after a victim accused them of pickpocketing inside one of the establishments in the city.

Both suspects were identified through the CCTV footage.

Then just before CVIRAA concluded, a certain Joey Pajares Ramos of Bonawon Siaton, was apprehended for stealing several items from members of the Cebu delegation.

It was also learned that no major complaints or reports were recorded by delegates of tricycle drivers accused of discourtesy and overcharging.

Officers from the Traffic Management Office have closely monitored the MCH to prevent and promptly respond to any complaints from the visiting delegates.