SAN JOSE, Antique – Since the Bottom-Up Budgeting (BUB) Portal was established last 2015, the participating National Government Agencies (NGAs) and Local Government Units (LGUs) are providing the status of BUB projects every quarter of the progress of project implementation.
The DILG had created the BUB Portal principally aimed to monitor the status of the BuB projects and to provide real time reporting to all stakeholders. The BUB Portal or the OpenBUB.gov.ph provides access to data on projects and programs implemented by LGUs across the Philippines. Through this, the public have access to primary data on the implementation of projects including project status, location, implementing agency and budget.
As part of the DILG’s effort to harmonize the status of BUB projects in the OpenBUB Portal, status report of NGAs and LGUs and to provide real-time reporting, the department has formulated a Unified Reporting Template for the status of BuB project implementation using Google Sheets and Google Drive.
Google Sheets is a spreadsheet and is part of a free web-based software office suite offered by Google within its Google Drive service. The suite allows users to create and edit files online while collaborating with other users in real-time.
”Each LGU has appointed a BUB Focal Person to upload status reports to the BUB portal however, not all LGUs were able to encode status updates of their projects” said Rubina Jane G. Garces, DILG Antique BUB Focal Person. Garces added that in some cases, the reports from the LGUs do not jive with the reports of NGAs. To address this issue, DILG Antique Provincial Office invited all the BUB Focal Persons in the province to attend a roll-out on the Unified Reporting Template for BUB Project Status on April 5, 2017 at the DILG Antique Provincial Office, San Jose, Antique.
During the activity, the participants were guided on the real-time reporting of BUB projects status using Google Sheets and Google Drive. The activity also served as an avenue for the focal persons to air out their concerns. It was noted that most of the municipalities in the province experience difficulty in internet connection. The focal persons were urged to continuously promote transparency by updating the status reports of the projects implemented in their respective municipalities. (LGOO II Judy Mae Magdato, DILG6-Antque)