By: LGOO II Don Manuelo O. Patrimonio

 

Butuan City—The Department of the Interior and Local Government today released a total of P 245 Million worth of checks to (3) cities and 50 municipalities for the implementation of 181 projects across Caraga Region during the showcase conducted at Robinsons Place Butuan dubbed “Pagpadayag: Showcasing the Gains of BUB”.

Of the 181 projects, 101 are intended for Potable Water Systems, 70 for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), 6 projects for Local Access, and 4 Other Infrastructure projects.

The total amount of checks released for Potable Water System projects across the region amount to about P121 Million. These are for 4 projects in Butuan City amounting to P3 Million; 24 projects in Agusan del Norte amounting to P25 Million (for Carmen, Jabonga, Las Nieves, Magallanes, Nasipit, RTR and Tubay); 12 projects in Agusan del Sur amounting to P22.3 Million (for Bayugan City, Esperanza, Prosperidad, Sta. Josefa, Sibagat, and Veruela); 21 projects in Surigao del Norte totaling P31.7 Million (for Bacuag, Gigaquit, Pilar, San Benito, San Isidro, Socorro, and Surigao City); 37 projects in Surigao del Sur totaling P34.2 Million (for Barobo, Bayabas, Cagwait, Cantilan, Cortes, Hinatuan, Lingig, Marihatag, San Agustin, San Miguel, Tagbina, and Tago); and 3 projects for Dinagat Islands totaling P 4.5Million (for Cagdianao and Libjo).

The 70 Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) projects amounted to about P106 Million. These projects are mostly flood-control or drainage/river canals, seawalls, evacuation centers and rescue equipment. Of this, Butuan City has 1 project amounting to P 600,000; Agusan del Norte with 4 projects amounting to P5.5 Million (for Carmen and Las Nieves); Agusan del Sur with 7 projects amounting to P 13.1 Million (for La Paz, Loreto, Rosario, San Francisco and Veruela); Surigao del Norte with 36 projects totaling P 65.1 Million (for Alegria, Bacuag, Burgos, Del Carmen, Dapa, Gigaquit, Malimono, San Francisco, San Isidro, Socorro, Sta. Monica, Surigao City, and Tubod); Surigao del Norte with 16 projects totaling P12.2 Million (for Bayabas, Carmen, Carrascal, Lanuza, Marihatag, San Agustin, Tagbina, and Tago); and Dinagat Islands with 6 projects amounting P 9.1 Million (for Basilisa, Cagdianao, Dinagat and Tubajon).

Whereas the checks released for the 6 Local Access projects (i.e. FMRs and bridges) totaled P11.8 Million. Agusan del Sur has 2 projects worth P 5 Million in all (for San Francisco and Sibagat); Surigao del Norte with 3 projects totaling P 2.4 Million (for Bacuag and Gigaquit); and Dinagat Islands with 1 worth P 4.4 Million (for Dinagat).

And lastly, checks for several other projects (i.e. terminal, market, etc.) totaled P 6.7 Million. Agusan del Sur has 1 project worth P2.1 Million (for Sibagat); Surigao del Norte has 1 project worth P 1 Million (for San Francisco); and Surigao del Sur has 2 projects totaling P 3.6 Million (for Carmen and Carrascal).

This is the second batch of checks released, the first of which totaled P42.4 Million and were handed out to 25 LGUs last June 3, 2015 during the Program Orientation on DILG-Administered CY 2015 Bottom-Up Budgeting Projects and its Implementation Guidelines at Pietro’s Square, Butuan City. These were for 32 projects (i.e. 19 Disaster Risk Reduction-Related projects, 12 Potable Water System projects and 1 Other Infrastructure project).

These are the projects that fall under the DILG’s purview and menu of projects that the LGUs proposed in their Local Poverty Reduction Action Plans (LPRAP) crafted through the third cycle implementation under the Bottom-Up Budgeting approach.

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