Empowering Citizens Through Usapang Budget Facebook Page
The Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Secretary, Amenah F. Pangandaman, recognizes the crucial role of social media in bridging the gap between governmental fiscal affairs and the everyday concerns of the public.
In a bid to promote good governance and transparency, Secretary Pangandaman emphasizes the need to make public funds more easily understandable and accessible to citizens.
Usapang Budget – Connecting with Over 18,000 Followers
Launched nearly a year ago, the Usapang Budget Facebook page has rapidly grown its following, now reaching over 18,000 dedicated followers.
This dynamic platform serves not only as an informative channel for its followers but also as an outreach platform to keep the general public informed about budgetary matters through a diverse range of posts, including text, images, videos, and art cards.
Citizen Empowerment and Engagement
As Secretary Pangandaman states, the Usapang Budget page is not just a one-way communication channel. It encourages citizens to interact and seek clarity on how the government budgets and allocates funds, fostering enlightenment and understanding among the public.
Real-Time Insights into Government Budgets
The primary objective of Usapang Budget is to provide real-time and comprehensive insights into budget allocations and government spending.
The goal is to present critical financial information in a clear and engaging manner, avoiding unnecessary technical jargon.
A Channel for Presidential Initiatives and Development Schemes
In addition to fiscal matters, the Usapang Budget platform will also serve as a conduit for regular updates on the administration’s proposed plans, strategic endeavors, operational developments, and developmental schemes under President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr’s leadership.
Through this initiative, the Department of Budget and Management aims to create a more informed and engaged citizenry, empowering the public to actively participate in the governance process and ensuring transparency in public financial management.
The Usapang Budget page stands as a testament to the commitment to openness, accessibility, and meaningful dialogue in the Philippine government’s budgetary affairs.