Three out of 30 barangays of Dumaguete City will get the biggest shares in the Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) from the national government this year.
Barangays Bagacay, Taclobo, and Batinguel will receive IRA shares of P8.7 million, P8.6 million, and P8.3 million, respectively. The allotments were based on the population of the barangays.
All 30 barangays will receive P137 million.
The IRAs are shares equivalent to 40 percent of the national taxes collected three years before the fiscal year, as mandated by the Local Government Code of 1991.
The share of each barangay, municipality, city, or province is determined by its population, land area and the so-called equal sharing formula.
The IRA shares of the 27 other barangays of Dumaguete are, for Bajumpandan, P5.9 million, Balugo - P3.8 million; Bantayan – P5 million, Bunao - P3.3 million, Cadawinonan - P5.4 million, Calindagan - P6.9 million, Camanjac - P4.6 million, Candau-ay - P6.9 million, Cantil-e - P4.5 million;
Daro with P6.2 million IRA share, Junob - P6.4 million, Looc - P4.8 million, Mangnao-Canal - P4.2 million, Motong - P2.9 million, Piapi - P5.8 million, Poblacion 1 (Tinago) - P2.9 million, Poblacion 2 - P2.2 million, Poblacion 3 - P1.4 million, Poblacion 4 - P1.3 million, Poblacion 5 - P1.3 million, Poblacion 6 - P1.4 million, Poblacion 7 - P1.5 million, Poblacion 8 - P1.2 million, Pulantubig - P3.8 million, Tabuc-tubig - P2.5 million, and Talay - P4.7 million.
The IRA shares of the barangays will be budgeted pay the salaries and benefits of officials and employees, fund infrastructure projects, disaster management, and gender and development initiatives.
In order to augment their budgets, most of the barangay captains also seek allocations for their priority projects from the city government, national agencies, congressional districts, and senators.*
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