NSSDEO, Brgy. Burabud, Laoang, Northern Samar-The Department of Budget and Management (DBM)-Region VIII conducted a Regional Budget Forum for Fiscal Year 2024 Budget Preparation last February 3, 2023 at Madison Park Hotel, Manlurip, San Jose, Tacloban City.

The forum started with an opening remarks given by Ms. Imelda C. Laceras, Regional Director of DBM-RO8. It was followed by series of discussions from various personnel on the following topics: (1) Updating Reminders of RDP/PIP/TRIP and Salient Features of RDC Budget Review Guidelines (Highlighting the Implementation Readiness of ARO Budget Proposal).; (2) Medium Term Fiscal Framework (MTFF) and Guidelines in the Formulation of Tier 1 and Tier 2 Budget Proposals was tackled by Ms. Florita M. Lacdo-o, Chief, BMS; (3) Ms. Mylene G. De Veyra, Supervising BMS discussed the Updated Forms for the FY 2024 Budget Preparation FY 2024 Budget Preparation Calendar and Submission Requirements.; (4) Program Convergence Budgeting (PCB) and Civil Society Organization (CSO) Participation in Budget Preparation by Ms. Juvy A. Lobedica, Chief, BMS; and (5) FY 2023 Guidelines on the Release of Funds was discussed by Ms. Rhona B. Capatoy, Supervising BMS respectively.

The said forum was attended by representatives of different government offices, private sector representatives and staffs of congressional districts in Eastern Visayas, Tingog party-list and An Waray party-list.

Lead by OIC-District Engineer Charlito Carlobos, the DPWH-NSSDEO participants were Engr. Fiona Anunciado, Acting Chief, Planning & Design Section and Ms. Ma. Lourdes Sebanes, Administrative Officer IV (Budget Officer II) of Finance Section.