The Regional Development Council of Region 1 (RDC-1) endorsed the FY 2023 agency budget proposals for priority programs and projects (PAPs) of the 34 Regional Line Agencies (RLAs), State Universities and Colleges (SUCs), and Government-Owned and Controlled Corporations (GOCCs) during its First Quarter Regular RDC-1 Full Council Meeting held on 30 March 2022 via Zoom platform.

The five sectoral committees (SeComs) under the RDC-1 reviewed the FY 2023 proposed budgets to ensure that priority programs and projects are consistent with and supportive of the regional thrusts and priorities as contained in the Regional Development Plan (RDP) and its results matrices, and the Regional Development Investment Program (RDIP).

During the sectoral committee meetings, the participating agencies presented their priority programs and projects that are aligned with the regional thrusts and priorities and consistent with the implementation of the Mandanas-Garcia ruling. Likewise, inclusion of priority programs and projects responsive to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Regional Recovery Program (RRP) from COVID-19, Balik Probinsya, Bagong Pag-asa (BP2) Program, Regional Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (RTF-ELCAC) Implementation Plan, Magnificent Magic 7 (MM7) Convergence Program, Lower Amburayan Development Corridor (LADC) Strategic Plan, Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management (RDRRM) Program, Executive Order No. 352 on designated statistics, Harmonized Region 1 Research
and Development Agenda (HRRDA) CY 2017-2022, and Gender and Development Agenda were integrated in the FY 2023 agency budget proposals.

The agencies which presented their FY2023 budget proposals include 23 RLAs (BFAR, CHED, ATI, DA, DAR, DENR, DENR-EMB, DENR-MGB, DepEd, DILG, DOH, DOLE, DOST, DOT, DoTr, DPWH, DSWD, DTI, LTO, NCIP, PNP, PopCom, and TESDA), 5 GOCCs (NTA, PCA, PPMC, NIA and NHA), and 6 SUCs (DMMMSU, ISPSC, MMSU, NLPSC, PSU, and UNP).

The total proposed budget of RLAs, SUCs and GOCCs for FY 2023 amounted to P118,250,794,740.00, with Infrastructure and Utilities Sector agencies garnering 64 percent of the total proposed budget.

The consolidated agency budget proposals for priority programs and projects were approved for endorsement to the respective agency central offices (ACOs) and CHED for the SUCs, for inclusion in the FY 2023 Agency Budget Proposals.