Antique’s provincial government will turn over on Thursday PHP40 million worth of completed projects to insurgency-cleared barangays in San Remigio and Sibalom towns.
Margie Gadian, provincial government consultant for Peace and Order and Public Safety (POPS), said in an interview Wednesday that officials of Barangay Cabladan in Sibalom and Barangay Bulan-bulan in San Remigio will receive the projects funded under the Barangay Development Program (BDP) of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC).
“Each of the barangays has an allocation of PHP20 million for their identified priority projects implemented by the provincial engineer’s office starting December 2021,” she said.
Cabladan used the PHP20 million fund for the construction of a farm-to-market road (FMR) from Sitio Apong to the adjacent Barangay Aningalan of San Remigio, the electrification of 33 households in Sitio Costan, the construction of a two-unit school building in Sitio Apong and Sitio Tiguidan, and the construction of Level II water system.
San Remigio allocated its PHP20 million fund for the FMR from Barangay Aningalan to Barangay Bulan-bulan.
“The barangays, after the turnover ceremony, will already be the ones to maintain the projects,” she said.
She said she was hopeful that the barangays would take care of the projects because they addressed the priority needs of the people and they are a way of bringing government services closer to the people. (PNA)