Legazpi City---“Noon, ‘yung nasa itaas ang nagdidikta kung ano ang gagawin nila sa lugar namin kahit wala man silang alam kung ano talaga ang kailangan namin (In the past, the people in the national government offices would dictate what to do in our place although they have no idea on what we really need).”
This was the past experience of a local folk before Bottom-Up Budgetting (BUB) was implemented in 2012.
“Sa BUB, pagkakataon na maririnig ang boses nila dahil may participation at bayanihan sila (With BUB, their (beneficiaries) voices will be given a chance to be heard because they will participate and help each other),” said an official in the video.
The BUB project is a joint undertaking of national agencies, local government and the people. At present, 1.7M Filipinos are participating and benefitted in BUB projects through “salintubig, seawall, farm-to-market roads, and Buri livelihood projects.”