Wednesday, October 14, 2015
CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANIZATIONS ASSEMBLY
As far as national budgeting is concerned, there is now this budgeting process reform that has been going on for two years now. The approach is bottom up budgeting, as the name budgeting starts from the bottom or from the grassroots level. This is an approach in budgeting that enjoins people's participation in making a decision on what to plan for the municipality that would address the existing poverty situation at the barangay levels. As one of the members of the oversight agency for this bottom up budgeting program, I can say that this approach works well compared to the previous budgeting approaches in the national government. I am happy to be actively involved in facilitating this planning and budgeting process.