SP body hearing
2013 budget anew
BY GILBERT BAYORAN
The regular session of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Negros Occidental yesterday was adjourned after about 20 minutes because Board Member Salvador Escalante, chairperson of the SP Committee on Finance and Appropriations, asked for more time for his committee to deliberate on the 2013 budget of the province.
The SP had earlier referred back to the Finance Committee for deliberation, the proposed P2.02 billion budget with a vote of seven against five, that had already been discussed in a series of committee hearings in October last year, before it was submitted for floor deliberations by the SP.
Before the adjournment, Board Members Patrick Lacson, Manuel Frederick Ko and Renato Gustilo wanted to discuss other matters such as the granting of a permit for carnival operations behind the Capitol grounds.