DAGUPAN CITY -- Some P29.5 million worth of projects were poured to Dagupan by various government agencies under the Bottom Up Budgeting (BUB) from 2014 to 2015.

This was listed down in a tarpaulin installed by the City Government in front of the City Hall and which was unveiled recently by Mayor Belen Fernandez for all people of Dagupan City to see in line with transparency and good governance.

BUB is a new system of budgeting where the people in the barangays themselves are the ones identifying the projects that they want the government to put up in their respective communities.

Among the projects approved in 2014 are the One Town One Product; Bangus branding; culture of high value fish species in the city’s river system particularly in the barangays of Carael, Pantal, Pugaro, Calmay, Bonuan Gueset and Lomboy; aquasilviculture in Barangay Bolosan, Mamalingling, and Tambac; and floating oyster raft technology in Salapingao.

The others are backyard swine raising in Lucao and Bonuan Binloc; provision of five units of shallow tube well for high value crop production in Barangay Mangin, Tebeng, Lucao, Salisay and Malued; and organic vegetable production in community gardens in Tebeng, Salisay, Lucao, Pogo Grande and Bonuan Boquig.

Also in the list are Tech-Voc training, community-based training capacity building and spiritual enhancement program; innovative programs to promote access to education; core shelter assistance program for 30 households in Bonuan Binloc; and acquisition of motorized fishing boats and fishing gears for small fisherfolk in Barangay Pugaro, Salapingao, Bonuan Gueset and Bonuan Binloc.

For 2015, the BUB funded projects in the city are the construction of a three-storey evacuation center in Barangay Salapingao; core local roads project in Barangay Herrero-Perez, Calmay and Tambac; and skills training with purchase of tools and equipment for the city's Project Belen.

Sometime last May, Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas distributed gadgets called fish finders to fishermen in Dagupan whom his department have at least 17 motorized fishing boats.

The City’s financial counterpart in all these projects totaled P9,500,400.08. (PNA)