DILG disburses P108 M for 22 Cordillera projects

BAGUIO CITY – Cordillera Interior regional director Marlo L. Iringan awarded a total of P 86,966,000.00 for 19 development projects in the region during the Unity Gong Relay as part of Cordillera Month Celebration last July, and an addition of P 22 million for three other projects last month.

Following the route of the gong relay, Baguio City officials received the P 5 million Performance Challenge Fund (PCF) during the kick-off last July 9. 

The fund is the city government’s incentive for passing the 2015 Seal of Good Local Governance and is programmed for the construction of transportation terminal at the City Camp Area.

Ifugao received a total of P 16,340,000.00 on July 10 -- P 2 million for  construction of Banao water system in Banaue under the 2015 Sagana at Ligtas naTubig para sa Lahat (SALINTUBIG); P 5.6 million, the first tranche of P 7M, for  construction of Urban Water Supply Phase2 in Kiangan, Ifugao; P 8.24 M, also the first tranche of P 10.3 M earmarked for the expansion / improvement of water system of seven barangays in Alfonso Lista; and P 500,000.00 for the construction of Dayandi-Tinangaan water supply in Hungduan.

All the three latter water system projects are funded under the DILG - Bottom-up Budgeting.

Balbalan, Kalinga received on July 11 the first tranche amounting to P 960,000.00 of the P 1.2 M for the construction of flood control, also under the DILG- BuB.

Apayao received P 26.696 M representing first tranche of the P 33.370 M for three projects.  These are BuB provision of potable water supply in Sta. Marcela (P 2.696) and construction of Level I/II water supply in two barangays in Luna, Apayao (P 4.8 M); and the first tranche of the P 24 M opening of Eva-Cadaclan Road worth P 19.2 M from the Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan (PAMANA). 

A total of P 25.88 M was released for five projects in Abra last July 12. One is the construction of Tamac Level II water system in Villaviciosa under the SALINTUBIG worth P 2 M.  Residents of Tamac Proper were evacuated last year due to progressive landslide or slumping in their locality.  DILG-CAR requested this project purposely to provide potable water to 175 household evacuees in their relocation site.  Another P 1M will be released for the Phase II of the same project, also under SALINTUBIG, once program of work for the initial release of P 2 M will be completed. 

The other projects are the construction Level II water system in Ba-i, Lagayan (P 8.8 M, first tranche of P 11 M); provision of potable water system in Dolores (P 4.2 M, first tranche of P 5.25); and construction of hand pump driven deep well in Lagangilang (P 280,000.00, second tranche of P 1.4 M).

The second tranche worth P 10.6 M of the P 53 M total project cost for the road opening from Tubo, Abra to Besao, Mt. Province under the PAMANA was also released.

Second tranche of project costs will only be disbursed once requirements are met to include liquidation of first tranche and physical accomplishment, among others.

Memorandum of Agreements for similar projects were signed between DILG-CAR represented by RD Marlo L. Iringan and the municipalities of Tineg and Pidigan represented by their respective local chief executives. 

(NORTHERN PHILIPPINE TIMES | http://northphiltimes.blogspot.com)

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