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2015 Annual Report

City Government of Puerto Princesa

Executive Summary

2015 Annual Report
City Government of Puerto Princesa

Consistent with the City’s Comprehensive Land Use Plan (CLUP) and Comprehensive
Development Plan (CDP) which aims to promote the economic, social, environmental, and
infrastructure development of the city and its people, and to enhance administration and finance
to enable the city government provide quality public service more effectively and efficiently and
to realize the City’s Vision: “A most livable city demonstrating a proper balance between
development and environment with inclusive economic growth inhabited by self-reliant,
empowered and compassionate citizenry.”

As the leadership of Hon. Lucilo R. Bayron fosters good stewardship and continuously
adopted the principle of “apuradong administrasyon”, he ensured the optimum utilization of
public resources for public services with greatest beneficial impact on poverty reduction and
inclusive economic growth. Aligned with the thrusts of the National Government, the programs
and projects implemented are geared towards the following five (5) priority areas:
 Anti-corruption, Transparent, Accountable and Participatory Governance;
 Poverty Reduction and Employment of the Poor and Vulnerable;
 Rapid, Inclusive and Sustained Growth;
 Just and Lasting Peace and the Rule of Law; and
 Integrity of the Environment and Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation

As of December 2015, the City Government of Puerto Princesa is composed of 914

employees; 76 of which is co-terminous, 14 elected, 6 temporary and 818 permanent. Thirty-
seven (37) employees were separated from the office in the mode of retirement, resignation,
death, dropping from rolls, transferred and terminated. The total number of plantilla positions
has slightly increased (1.3%) from 1,062 in 2014 to 1,076 for 2015, thus, 162 plantilla positions
remain vacant. This year, 2015, more positions were filled up (85%) as compared to CY 2014

Pursuant to Memorandum Circulars Nos. 2015-68 and 2015-69 of the Department of the
Interior and Local Government, the Office of the City Secretary drafted, completed and
submitted the documentations and requirements which accorded the Sangguniang Panlungsod
of Puerto Princesa the 2015 Local Legislative Award for being the “Outstanding Sangguniang
Panlungsod in Region IV-B” in the Highly Urbanized City category.

The City Treasurer’s Office had generated 130% revenue collection amounting to
₱474,988,938.58 for 2015, surpassing its target collection of ₱ 362,600,000.00. This was
through a massive delivery of notices, posting and publishing lists of delinquent tax payers.

The City Tourism Office had monitored and recorded a total of 818,961 tourist arrival
(244,814 foreign and 574,147 domestic) in the city, 10.63% higher as compared to 2014 which
is 740,272 only. Seventeen (17) cruise ships arrived in the City this year with a total of 9,619
passengers and crews. An average of 19 flights: 8 from Cebu Pacific; 3 from Tiger Air; 3 from
Philippine Airlines; and 5 from Air Asia arrived in the City plus a weekly international flight of
PAL from Taipei with a total of 8,319 passengers. In addition, a total of 68 accommodations

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(Pension – 40; Inn – 15; Hotel – 2; and Resort 11) were established and given license to
operate this year.

The CMO’s Permits/Licensing Division had issued a total of 8,597 Mayor’s Permit for
Business, an increase of 4.27% as compared to 2014, which are just 8,245; Occupational
Permit was issued to 282 tour guides; and 751 Business/Mayor’s Permit for fishing boat.

The City Agriculture Office had facilitated the construction of 8 kilometers Bukang
Liwayway to Makandring Farm-to-Market road benefitting 2,111 farmers. As of December 31,
2015, 42% project completion with 4,600 meter single lane established.

An increase of agricultural productivity is continuously extended to Puerto Princesan

farmers, such as: a) Farm Development; b) Nursery and Propagation Farms; c) Institutional
Development for Rural Women and Youth; d) Enhanced Agricultural Productivity activities; e)
Farmer’s Field School; f) Plantation Crops; g) Integrated Coastal Resources
Management/Fisheries Resources; h) Aquaculture Development; i) Mariculture Development; j)
Coral Gardening; k) Livelihood Skills Training and Establishment of IGP; l) Capacity Building; m)
Management of Marine Sanctuaries; and n) Mango Pulp Weevil Control Program.

Student Assistance Program (SAP) which provides educational assistance to elementary

and high school students citywide has increased by 15% from 24,230 in 2014 to 27,876 in

The City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) was a Bronze Awardee for
“Fully Functional” Local Social Welfare and Development Office in the Region IV in terms of
case management by the DSWD Region IV-B.

Social welfare and services were continuously extended to Puerto Princesans, such as:
a) Child Welfare Programs; b) Services for Minors; c) Temporary Shelters; d) Youth Welfare
Program; e) Program for Needy Adults; f) Program for Senior Citizens; g) Program for Persons
with Disabilities; h) Family Welfare Program; i) Services for Solo Parent; j) Community Welfare
Program; k) Disaster Management; and l) Core Shelter Assistance.

Provided P5,520,000.00 for quarterly social pension of 3,771 registered PWDs citywide.

As for infrastructure projects, the total amount spent is ₱585,110,840.49 which resulted
to: a) Concreting of 11,630 linear meter road; b) Construction of 3 School Buildings; c)
Construction of 6 Covered Courts; d) three (3) drainage systems; and e) four (4) government

As for health services, a) 15,962 patients were consulted/managed/treated; b) 22

Outreach Medical and Dental Missions were conducted; c) 20,672 patients/clients provided with
laboratory services; d) 9,593 dental patients were served; e) 2,466 Food Handler clients
received training; f) 621 children’s nutritional status improved; g) 2,254 patients with animal bite
cases treated; h) 778 patients with Tuberculosis treated and managed; i) 974 dengue cases
were recorded; and j) 722 Volunteer Health Workers were mobilized to perform health-related
programs/projects/activities (296 BNS, 307 BHW, 89 BSPO, and 30 Microscopists).
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The seven (7) City Satellite Health Clinics/Hospitals had served 717 deliveries; and
65,345 patients received health and dental services.

Environmental protection and conservation programs/projects/activities were

continuously implemented, such as: a) Bantay Gubat; b) Bantay Dagat; c) Bantay Bakawan; d)
6,500 mangrove seedlings planted during the Love Affair with Nature (Massive Mangrove Tree
Planting); e) 65,000 forest tee species during Pista Y Ang Kaguiban (Massive Tree Planting); f)
Processing and Monitoring of Sand and Gravel; g) Foreshore Lease Agreements verification; h)
Domestic Waste Water Treatment; i) Sagip Buhay Ilang; j) Sagip Hangin; etc.

353,883 tourists were facilitated and accommodated in the Puerto Princesa

Underground River, an increase of 20.12% as compared to 2014. Revenue collected is

On June 15, 2015, the Commission on Audit wrote the Honorable City Mayor expressing
a qualified opinion on the fairness of the presentation of the financial statements of the City.

For Calendar year 2015, the City Government of Puerto Princesa has a total income of
₱2,101,600,000.00 and total government spending was P1.6 billion only, covering 61.81% of
the total appropriation of P2.59 billion. Details for the major expenditure items are as

Budget Actual %
Personal Services 415 million 363 million 87.35%
MOOE. 910 million 756 million 81.84%
Capital Outlay 960 million 213 million 22.21%
Financial Expenses 312 million 271 million 86.97%

To speed up budget process and make more transparent and efficient, Budget
Monitoring System, a component of Financial Management Information System was
installed and built-up to improve budget execution and budget accountability. However, the low
disbursement outcome in capital outlay during the year was partly attributed to: 1.) recall
election prohibited acts that includes construction of public works ; 2.) transitioning to better
planning and procurement procedures required in the procurement act; as well as other reasons
that are said to be beyond the control of the city budget office.