FortunateIy it appears to be something like a walk-in-the-park for the 2015
budgets for both Bacolod City and Negros Occidental when compared to the one of
the hottest political year of 2013, considering that the passage of the
appropriation measures by both sangguniang panlungsod in the capital city,
Bacolod in record time, and very soon, that of the sangguniang panlalawigan of
the top sugar-producing province, Negros Occidental is nearing approval, without
much difficulty unlike what the province ha undergone when the
opposition=dominated provincial board deliberately ‘dilly-dallied’ approval of
the money measure which almost brought the entire provincial bureaucracy in
turmoil which nearly forced the provincial government to the inevitable
reenactment of the 2012 budget to the consternation and misery of people charged
with implementing basic services to the most needy sectors of society.
Maybe it was Divine Providence which intervened that the impasse was eased
after the previous sanggunian members finally acted favorably on the delayed
action on the much-awaited budget to the relief of the people’s anxiety.