How Seven Bicol City LGUs Spent People’s Money in 2009

2012_0908_bicolPresented here is a short discussion on how the seven Bicol city local government units prioritized expenditures for the welfare of its constituents.

Like the provincial LGUs, selected were five current operating expenditures which ate up much of the operating income of, and by comparison with, all seven city local government units.

General Public Service
The city of Legazpi spent the most for “General Public Services” which is equivalent to 48.25% of its annual operating income.  It is also equivalent to 24.71% of the regional city total. But the city of Iriga of topped the region with 67.18% of its income spent even as it is only equivalent to 17.34% of the regional total. The regional total is 39.61% of the total annual income of all seven LGUs.

LGU ANNUAL INCOME GPS % CITY % OVER REGION
Iriga City 306,384,201 205,839,276 67.18% 17.34%
Legazpi City 607,875,502 293,295,026 48.25% 24.71%
Tabaco City 320,819,962 145,178,800 45.25% 12.23%
Sorsogon City 523,425,928 224,205,527 42.83% 18.89%
Ligao City 348,305,907 93,900,652 26.96% 7.91%
Masbate City 312,782,836 80,867,360 25.85% 6.81%
Naga City 576,584,035 143,550,902 24.90% 12.10%
2,996,178,371 1,186,837,542 39.61%

Education
The Department of Education poured money to the seven cities in 2009 amounting to P162,664,136.  The city of Sorsogon received the most at P57,608,174 which is 11.01% of its annual income or 35.42% of the regional city total. Iriga city settled on the bottom list with 1.01% only of its income spent for education, also the least among the LGUs at 1.90%.

LGU ANNUAL INCOME DEP ED % CITY % OVER REGION
Sorsogon City 523,425,928 57,608,174 11.01% 35.42%
Naga City 576,584,035 54,909,803 9.52% 33.76%
Tabaco City 320,819,962 11,500,228 3.58% 7.07%
Legazpi City 607,875,502 20,198,462 3.32% 12.42%
Ligao City 348,305,907 9,031,916 2.59% 5.55%
Masbate City 312,782,836 6,330,963 2.02% 3.89%
Iriga City 306,384,201 3,084,590 1.01% 1.90%
2,996,178,371 162,664,136 5.43%

Health, Nutrition & Population
Again, Sorsogon on the top with 8.37% or P43,794,169 of its income spent for Health, Nutrition and Population Control. It was also the largest among the Bicol cities at 26.21%. Naga, while second among top city earners for the reference year, disbursed an equivalent 6.48% of its annual income or 22.37% of the regional cities total.

LGU ANNUAL INCOME H, N, P % CITY % OVER REGION
Sorsogon City 523,425,928 43,794,169 8.37% 26.21%
Naga City 576,584,035 37,379,199 6.48% 22.37%
Masbate City 312,782,836 18,714,209 5.98% 11.20%
Legazpi City 607,875,502 30,902,392 5.08% 18.49%
Ligao City 348,305,907 13,987,408 4.02% 8.37%
Tabaco City 320,819,962 12,502,605 3.90% 7.48%
Iriga City 306,384,201 9,816,971 3.20% 5.88%
2,996,178,371 167,096,952 5.58%

Social Services & Social Welfare
The city of Legazpi alotted P29,980,657 or 4.93% out of its annual income for Social Services and Social Welfare.  In this category, Naga city topped the expenditure at 30.99% among all cities in the region. Masbate city spent a notable P28,076,555.

LGU ANNUAL INCOME SS & SW % CITY % OVER REGION
Masbate City 312,782,836 28,076,555 8.98% 19.65%
Naga City 576,584,035 44,266,282 7.68% 30.99%
Ligao City 348,305,907 18,530,046 5.32% 12.97%
Legazpi City 607,875,502 29,980,657 4.93% 20.99%
Tabaco City 320,819,962 8,128,852 2.53% 5.69%
Sorsogon City 523,425,928 11,431,362 2.18% 8.00%
Iriga City 306,384,201 2,438,951 0.80% 1.71%
2,996,178,371 142,852,705 4.77%

Economic Services
Tabaco city spent nothing for economic services while 15.75% or P54,866,252 was disbursed by the city of Ligao out of its budget for the program.

LGU ANNUAL INCOME ES % CITY % OVER REGION
Tabaco City 320,819,962 0.00% 0.00%
Masbate City 312,782,836 81,313,818 26.00% 25.95%
Ligao City 348,305,907 54,866,252 15.75% 17.51%
Naga City 576,584,035 79,986,705 13.87% 25.53%
Sorsogon City 523,425,928 54,483,424 10.41% 17.39%
Iriga City 306,384,201 23,031,595 7.52% 7.35%
Legazpi City 607,875,502 19,671,826 3.24% 6.28%
2,996,178,371 313,353,621 10.46%

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