THE Danao City Government has about P1.3 billion
annual budget for 2021 which
will surely increase next year
because of the continued economic activity despite the Corona Virus Disease (Covid)
The P1.3 billion 2021
annual budget is higher by
P100,000 compared to the
P1.2 billion annual budget for
Danao City Mayor Ramon
“Nito” Durano III told Cebu
Business Week that the biggest
employer in this Local Government Unit (LGU) is Mitsumi
Inc., a Japanese locator at the
Philippine Export Zone Administration (PEZA).
Nito Durano has been Cebu’s vice governor, three terms
5th District congressman, Danao City mayor and vice mayor. His sons are former 5th
District congressman Red Durano and former Department
of Tourism (DOT) Secretary
Joseph Ace Durano.
Durano said that Danao
City Government is also supplying its constituents with the
cheapest water in the country at
P5 per cubic meter for the first
10 cubic meters of consumption.
The cost of consumption
of about 11 to 20 cubic meters is
P7 per cubic meter.
Durano said that of the
P1.3 billion budget for 2021,
about P700 million will come
from the Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA), while the rest
will be from the local income.
Aside from Mitsumi, another big firm is Dynacast
which manufactured speed
boats for the Philippine National Police (PNP).
Mitsumi is presently employing 20,000 people whose
salary clearly circulated to the
community because after receiving it, they buy rice and
other daily needs.
He said that during the
lockdowns, Mitsumi spent
money for the contract tracing
of their employees, and they
provided them company transportation.
He added that even when
some locators at the economic
zone in Lapu-Lapu City closed
operation because of the Covid
pandemic, Mitsumi operation
continued which has maintained the income of Danao
Durano said that one of the
important projects in Danao
City for 2021 is the construction of a water reservoir to improve the distribution of cheap
water to the people.
The Durano administration
is also making “Ayuda Card” for
medical and occupational benefits. ELIAS O. BAQUERO