Lapu-Lapu City dads approve P189 million 4th AIP supplement

THE Lapu-Lapu City Council has approved its fourth supplemental appropriation for its 2023 Annual Investment Plan (AIP) worth more than P189 million.

The resolution, authored by City Councilor Annabeth Cuizon, was approved during the City Council’s special session on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2022.

The lion’s share of the fourth supplemental appropriation, worth P189,697,416.13, will be allocated to the city’s social services worth P101.3 million.

Cuizon said some of the funds allocated in the city’s fourth supplemental appropriation are intended for the distribution of the second tranche of cash assistance for the city’s senior citizens and persons with disabilities

this year.

She also disclosed that the city government will also use some of the amount for the payment of lots already utilized as public roads as well as augmentation of fuel, among others.

The second largest chunk of the city’s fourth supplemental appropriation is intended for the disaster risk reduction and management fund worth P39 million.

The City also allocated more than P43.3 million for general services and P4.37 million and P1.6 million for development projects and economic services, respectively.

Earlier this year, the City Council approved its first Supplemental AIP worth P6.1 million intended for hospital operations.

Cuizon said the move was to ensure the delivery of health social services and ensure the comfort of the patients catered to by the hospitals.

Subsequently, the City Council also approved two resolutions for the passage of a second and then a third supplement appropriation to the city’s 2023 AIP worth P30 million and P20 million, respectively.

According to the Department of Finance, the AIP refers to the annual slice of the Local Development Investment Program, which constitutes the total resource requirements for all programs, projects and activities consisting of the annual capital expenditure and regular operating requirements of the local government unit.