The name of the club - Bub
Blurs - is a play on the sound a hookah makes when the smoker takes a draw on the mouthpiece.
This year, all 130 local government units (LGUs) qualified for the BuB
with a total of P1.
scheme, which started during the stint of the late Interior secretary Jesse Robredo, was a program of the previous administration which allowed local government units and civil society and community groups to pitch priority poverty-reduction projects to be funded by the annual national budget, in an effort to make the budget process more responsive and empowering to LGUs.
In the past 12 months, BuB
has helped 98 companies start-up (creating 206 jobs in the process) and has handled over 1,600 inquiries regarding a range of business issues.
Roxas, however, pointed out that the BuB
has been in place since 2011.
project itself aims to capacitate and better prepare the targeted micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) to develop business strategies and to have a proper mind set in building up their confidence and responsibilities to handle their businesses.
Abad said they have been working to expand the coverage of the BUB
program to barangay officials in the 2017 budget preparation.
DILG-10 Regional Director Rene Burdeos said under the General Appropriations Act (GAA) of 2015, the funds for BUB
projects are allocated through the 13 participating agencies, namely: DA, DENR, DepEd, DILG, DOH, DOLE, DOT, DSWD, DTI, DBM, NEA, NIA and TESDA.
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Among the projects validated by the team were the Departments locally-funded projects under BUB
such as the construction of core local roads, potable water supply system and evacuation facility.
Meanwhile, the BUB
is one of the flagship projects of the Aquino administration that allows grassroots leaders to participate in determining the allocation of resources under the national budget.