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Wednesday, 29 November 2023

DBM rebrands social media platforms to ''Usapang Budget Natin''

Starting today, November 29, all auxiliary social media pages and groups of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) shall be called “Usapang Budget Natin (dahil budget natin ito)”.

The DBM strategically rebranded its auxiliary social media platforms (formerly Usapang Budget) into “Usapang Budget Natin” to foster public involvement regarding issues ranging from the national budget to the daily budget dilemmas of Filipinos.

Usapang Budget Natin aims to provide information and insights on the Philippine national budget, which will be presented in a user-friendly format that ensures all audiences will grasp all the significant information that they should be aware of without getting overwhelmed.

This initiative is aligned with the thrust of DBM Secretary Mina F. Pangandaman, who is committed to increasing transparency and encouraging Filipinos to be part of the discussions concerning the national budget, as part of the government’s campaign for inclusivity in its programs that promote accessibility, efficiency, and accountability.

"Marahil po, may mga kababayan tayo na magsasabing – Ay, budget ‘yan, mahirap intindihin ‘yan! Usapang Budget? Eh di puro numero ‘yan at computation? Nakaka-nosebleed! – ‘Yan pong ganyang mindset ang gusto nating baguhin. We want our fellow Filipinos to be educated on budget issues. Gusto naming maintindihan nila ang proseso at paggagamitan ng pondo ng bayan. We want them to be involved and be part of our discussions. Because, after all, budget natin ito,” Sec. Mina said.

The Usapang Budget Natin auxiliary social media platforms of the DBM shall also regularly update its audience about the government's strategic plans, operations, and development projects under the administration of President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. (DBM/PIA-Caraga)