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Bottom-Up Planning and Budgeting (BUB)


The Bottom-Up Planning and Budgeting (BuB), as defined in DBM-DILG-DSWD-NAPC Joint Memorandum Circular No. 3, Series of 2012, dated December 20, 1012, re: Policy Guidelines and Procedures in the Implementation of Bottom-Up Budgeting (BuB) for the FY 2014 Budget Preparation, is “an approach to preparing the budget proposal of agencies, taking into consideration the development needs of poor cities/municipalities as identified in their respective local poverty reduction action plans that shall be formulated with strong participation of basic sector organizations and other civil society organizations.”


The City/Municipal Poverty Reduction Action Team shall identify poverty reduction projects to be submitted to the national government for funding consideration in its proposed 2014 budget. Good governance, gender mainstreaming and climate change mitigation/adaptation strategies shall be incorporated in the plan.


Project proposals must contribute to the following national government priorities:

  • Provision of Basic Social Services and Attainment of the Millennium Development Goals, including poverty reduction;
  • Hunger Mitigation and Elimination;
  • Job Generation and Inclusive Local Economic Development; and
  • Climate Change Adaptation/Mitigation and Disaster Preparedness


In CAR, all 54 focus cities/municipalities submitted their project proposals amounting to the maximum allowable proposal of PhP 15 M per city/municipality to DILG-CAR last February 15, 2013 for consolidation. These shall be validated and reviewed by members of the RPRAT, with the DILG – CAR Regional Director John M. Castañeda as the chair. Upon validation and review, members of the RPRAT shall accomplish any of the following based on Section 7 of the JMC:


  • Shall endorse proposals which have been requested from their agency;
  • Shall determine whether projects not endorsed by an agency can be accommodated by other agencies;
  • In cases where agencies do not have existing programs or projects that would cater to the proposed projects, the RPRAT shall recommend to the concerned Agency Central Office and to the HDPRC the creation of new programs provided that the project proposals are in conformity with Sections 5.2.8 and 5.2.10 of said JMC;
  • If a project proposal is not accepted by the RPRAT, the RPRAT must meet with the duly authorized LPRAT representative to clarify, modify or replace the rejected proposal. The LPRAT must then submit its modified proposal to the RPRAT within a prescribed period determined by the RPRAT.


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