Moreno signs P22.2 billion budget for next year

Marc Jayson Cayabyab - The Philippine Star
Moreno signs P22.2 billion budget for next year
Manila Mayor Isko Moreno signed into law Manila’s 2022 budget amounting to P22.2 billion at the Manila City Hall on Monday.
Edd Gumban

MANILA, Philippines — Manila Mayor Isko Moreno yesterday signed the city government’s budget for 2022 amounting to P22.2 billion.

Moreno said half or about 53.86 percent of the city’s budget would be allocated for social services, including healthcare, education, social amelioration and food security programs.

He said the city government was able to increase next year’s budget despite the pandemic, from P17.8 billion in 2020 and P20 billion in 2021.

“We increased the budget allocation for social services para maramdaman ng mga residente na may gobyerno sa Manila, na may masasandalan silang gobyerno sa Manila,” Moreno said.

He was joined by Vice Mayor Honey Lacuna, city budget officer Grace Chua, Rep. Yul Servo-Nieto and members of the city council during the budget signing.

This is the last city budget Moreno signed as mayor as he is set to leave city hall to run for president next year.

More hospital equipment and COVID-19 medicines will be procured by the city government next year, Moreno said.

“We will continue to be efficient in our expenditures and will find ways to give free and better healthcare services for everyone  not only for COVID-19 but also for other diseases,” he said.   

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