Tuesday, April 21, 2015

San Isidro pools P12.4 M
In infra funds for villages 

BOHOL, April 15 (PIA)--In full spirit of collaboration, the national, provincial, municipal, barangay governments and the communities of San Isidro town here pool resources and labor counterpart to in a move to erect assorted projects which communities tagged as priority in each of the town’s barangays. 

Because of this, the town barangays now have access to a total of P12,435,200 in infrastructure development funds for the first cycle of a key project in government social welfare development. 

The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) through the Kapit Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan (Kalahi) National Community Driven Development program (NCCDP) grants some P9,125,000 to San Isidro Barangays, the sum of 12 sub projects which the communities have earlier identified as that which can alter economic conditions of their villages. 

Meanwhile, the Provincial Government of Bohol puts in help with some P359,450 representing non-cash aid to the town, the help directed to two barangay infrastructure projects, according to a document furnished by Lucky Biel Diongson, San Isidro Kalahi Coordinator. 

An addition to that, San Isidro municipal government through Mayor Jacinto Naraga and Vice Mayor Eudoxio Asoy put up non-cash counterpart worth P433,337.11, which went to the town’s 12 barangays.

To complete the picture, barangays, through their councils and chairmen, pitched in cash worthP915,960.99 and non-cash valued at P1,388,926.91 or a total of P2,304.887.90. 

And in the spirit of empowerment and ownership, men and women in each of the barangays squeezed sweat and swear in to supplement the labor requirement to get their projects up and functional. 

Biggest project among San Isidro’s community identified infrastructure is the Masonoy Barangay access road rehabilitation which goes as high as P1,640,800.00. Poblacion’s construction of a multi-purpose building (MPB) follows next with P1,638,400. 

Barangay Cansague Norte residents identified as priority its P1.347,100.00 multi-purpose building while Cabanugan tags a barangay road access rehabilitation worth P1,061.00. 

Among the projects identified are the following: P906,200.00 Cambansag (Construction of MPB), P849,400 Caimbang construction of Barangay Health Station, P834,800 and P824,400.00 for Baunos and Abehilan’s concreting of Barangay Access Roads. 

Barangay Baryong Daan has P786,60.00 Barangay Access Road, Cansague Sur has P767,200.00 Barangay Trading Post while Causwagan Sur has barangay access road construction worth P761,800.

Mayor Jacinto Naraga also said that he did not expect that much when the government started organizing for the project, until the time that he signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the DSWD in September 17, 2014. 

San Isidro, that landlocked town too far out from its mother second district, is surrounded by first district towns. 

Just as the town’s new roads opened its access to Tagbilaran and port town of Tubigon, the massive earthquake of 2013 cut off the town again, toppled several of its public infrastructure, leaving most of its people isolated. (rac/PIA-7Bohol) 

DILG, Bohol LGUs set up ‘City of Lights’ Monitoring Tool 

BOHOL, April 15 (PIA)--With a map and some LED lights, Boholanos can now monitor the developments in the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)’s Bohol Earthquake Assistance (BEA) repair and reconstruction projects. 

Together with the Bohol city, municipal and provincial governments, DILG Secretary Mar Roxas presented the so-called “City of Lights,” a project monitoring tool that determines the status of various BEA projects in the province after the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that shook the province and parts of Cebu last October 15, 2013. 

Roxas unveiled the geographical representation during his visit in the municipality of Sagbayan last April 14, 2015 where a public market was being reconstructed at P52 million, and a civic center was undergoing repairs at P23.4 million. 

“Gusto nating makita ng taumbayan na nagagastos nang maayos ang buwis na ibinabayad nila,” Roxas said. 

Currently, 57 repair projects totaling P9.7-Million are already finished. Three of those projects are in Cebu province, was also partly affected by the earthquake. 

Roxas also made it a point that the P327.75 million from the BEA-DILG fund will be spent to finish the remaining eight projects in Cebu, and 198 repair and reconstruction projects in Bohol, among others in the pipeline. 

All in all, more than P2.4 billion was allocated for the rehabilitation efforts for more than a thousand proposed repair and reconstruction projects that are already being processed and reviewed by the DILG. 

The geographical representation will be brought to the provincial capitol, to make available to the general public. 

Roxas also shared the joy of pupils, parents, and teachers during the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the newly repaired day care center in Barangay Cogon, Inabanga, Bohol. 

The day care center was one of the 22- day care centers in Inabanga damaged by the 2013 earthquake. 

After the brief ceremony, Roxas shared lunch with Gov. Edgar Chatto, Inabanga Mayor Roygie Jumamoy, DILG Region 7 Director Nani Villacorta, the parents and pupils at the day care center. (ecb/PIA7-Bohol/with reports from DILG)

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