Bulk of income of the fishing town of Orani is derived from its public market, slaughter house and other municipal taxes. Orani Vice Mayor Emmanuel Roman said in an interview that monthly collection from public market and other business establishments amount to more or less P700,000.
“This is a meager amount given the large number of population of more or less 70,000. Social services and hospital that eats up our budget,” said the son of former Bataan vice governor Serafin
Roman. In 2015, Orani had an annual budget of little less than P130 million. Roman bewails the fact that Orani has a big population but with small land area. “We no longer have
ample area for development. Hanggang Barangay Tala na lang tayo, sagad na,” he said.
“We have to inject sufficient budget to our Orani District Hospital and our frontliners more particularly this time of pandemic when patients from nearby municipalities are coming to us for
hospitalization and medical need,” Roman pointed out. Roman, however, did not specifically disclose the amount needed for the hospital services. He hinted that there’s a need to secure a loan to augment the much-needed fund for basic services and infrastructure projects in the town widely known as the seafood basket of Bataan.