SAN AGUSTIN, PILI, CAMARINES SUR – As mandated by the Department of Budget and Management (DBM), before a proposed budget of a national government agency is approved by the congress, it needs to be endorsed by the civil society organizations following a bottom up approach in budgeting and program implementation. Thus, on March 1, 2017, the DA convened the Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) from all over the region and updated them on DA 5 2018 Plans and Budget Proposal. The consultation was held at the DA new administration building.
Present during the consultation were officers of the Regional Agriculture and Fishery Council, representatives from DA attached agencies such as PCIC, ATI, BFAR, PCA, PhilFIDA, provincial veterinarians, provincial agriculturists, irrigators associations, rural-based organizations, the academe, private sector, Cam. Sur Chamber of Commerce, and Bicol Federation of Dairy Cooperatives.