Regional Director Marlo L. Iringan of the Department of the Interior and Local Government-Cordillera Administrative Region (DILG-CAR) awarded a total of P108.966 Million to the various Local Government Units (LGUs) for the implementation of various development projects in the region.
Dir. Iringan released P86.966 Million for 19 projects during the recently concluded Unity Gong Relay and another P22 million for three other projects.
Baguio City officials received the P5 Million Performance Challenge Fund (PCF) during the gong relay kick-off. The fund is the City’s incentive for passing the 2015 Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) and is programmed for the construction of transportation terminal at the City Camp Area.
Ifugao LGU received a total of P16.34 Million for the implementation of one project under Sagana at Ligtas na Tubig and three projects under DILG-Bottom-up Budgeting. Of the said amount, P2M is allocated for the construction of Banao water system in Banaue under the 2015 Sagana at Ligtas na Tubig para sa Lahat (SALINTUBIG). For the BuB projects, the said LGU received P5.6 Million as first tranche of the P7 Million project on the construction of Urban Water Supply Phase2 in Kiangan, Ifugao; another P8.24 Million also the first tranche of P10.3 Million project on expansion / improvement of water system of seven barangays in Alfonso Lista; and the remaining P500,000.00 for the construction of Dayandi-Tinangaan water supply in Hungduan.
Meanwhile, the LGU of Balbalan, Kalinga received the first tranche amounting to P960,000.00 of the P1.2 Million project for the construction of flood control under the DILG- BuB.
The LGU of Apayao also received P26.696 Million for three development projects in the area. These are BuB provision of potable water supply in Sta. Marcela (P2.696 Million); construction of Level I/II water supply in two barangays in Luna, Apayao (P4.8 Million); and road opening of Eva-Cadaclan Road under the Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan (PAMANA) (P 19.2 million first tranche for the P24 Million project.)
The LGU of Abra received P25.88 Million for five development projects. Of the said amount P2 Million is earmarked for the construction of Tamac Level II water system in Villaviciosa under the SALINTUBIG program for the 175 households in the relocation site of the said locality. Another P8.8 Million was released as first tranche for the construction Level II water system in Ba-i, Lagayan. The P 4.2 Million first tranche is allocated for the provision of potable water system in Dolores while P 280,000 is for the second tranche in the construction of hand pump driven deep well in Lagangilang. The remaining P 10.6 Million was for the second tranche of the P 53 Million project on the road opening from Tubo, Abra to Besao, Mt. Province under the PAMANA.
In addition, the LGU of Bontoc, Mt. Province received a total of P9 Million- P3.2 Million as first tranche of the BuB water system in Bauko; P4.8 Million as first tranche of the PAMANA project on the improvement of water works in Kayan West, Tadian; and the remaining P1 Million for the construction of Caneo Waiting Shed in Bontoc.
As the gong went full circle, the Benguet Province received a total of P 3.09 million for two BuB projects, namely, provision of potable water supply for six barangays in Sablan (P 2.8 M first tranche of P 3.5 M), and rehabilitation of waterworks system in Itogon (P 280,000.00, second tranche of P 1.45 M).
For the additional fund releases, DILG-CAR released P7 Million worth of PCF incentive to Benguet Province for passing the SGLG. The said amount is earmarked for the improvement of Pico – Stockfarm Provincial Road. The LGU of Tayum, Abra received P3 Million under the DILG- BuB for the construction of Level I/II water supply in two barangays. Penarrubia, Abra received P12 Million as the first tranche of P 15 Million project for the provision of potable water systems (Level II) in six barangays, namely, Nalamsit, Namarabar, Tattawa, Sta. Rosa, Poblacion and Dumayco, also under the DILG-BuB.
For the projects with first tranche releases, the second tranche will be disbursed once requirements are met to include liquidation of first tranche and physical accomplishment, among others. All projects are expected to be completed early next year. - Carol Gano, DILG CAR