Zamboanga City Mayor Beng Climaco has vowed to provide P255,000 for each barangay for their various programs next year.
The amount will be part of the proposed P4.1-billion budget of the city in 2020.
Climaco said of the P255,000 subsidy for each barangay, P5,000 will be allocated for barangay festival or tourism-related programs, and P250,000 for strengthening the Barangays Anti-Drug Abuse Council (BADAC), finance VAWC (Violence Against Women and Children Council) Desk Operations, and fuel, repair and maintenance of garbage truck or dump truck to be donated by the city government.
She explained that the garbage trucks or dump trucks could not be turned over yet to the barangays, pending completion of Cell No. 2 of the sanitary landfill in Barangay Salaan within two or three months.
The city held recently a three-day Barangay Budget Administration Forum, which Climaco also attended.