IBA, Zambales — The Zambales office of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has awarded a total of P14,520,000 to four municipalities in the province as funding assistance for various projects that they are implementing.
DILG Zambales Provincial Director Armi V. Bactad presented the checks to representatives of the beneficiary local government units at the DILG Provincial Office here late last year.
Bactad said the municipalities of Palauig and Subic received P5 million each while San Felipe received P2 million for the implementation of Community Based Monitoring System (CBMS) in their respective areas.
On the other hand, the municipality of San Marcelino received the second tranche of funds for its Sagana at Ligtas na Tubig sa Lahat (SALINTUBIG) FY 2015 project amounting to P2.4 million, as well as P120,000 for the second 2nd tranche of its bottoms-up budgeting (BUB) project for the purchase of rescue equipment.
Bactad released the DILG assistance on December 29, along with Program Manager Cindy Cagalitan and Municipal Local Government Operations Officers (MLGOOs) Ofelia Delamarca and Sheryl Ann Dungca.
The DILG through the BUB and SALINTUBIG projects aims to develop and scale up the capacities of LGUs towards the achievement of inclusive growth and poverty reduction for the country.
Earlier, the DILG also released P9.6 million to San Marcelino for its 2015 SALINTUBIG program.
DILG Region III Assistant Regional Director Araceli San Jose, with DILG Zambales Provincial Director Armi V. Bactad, awarded the check to Mayor Elvis during the Seminar-Workshop on the Formulation of Peace and Order Public Safety (POPS) Plan for Local Government Units at the Vista Marina Hotel and Resort in the Subic Freeport on December 15.
The check represented 80% of the total 2015 SALINTUBIG fund allocation amounting to P12 million for the expansion of Level III Water Supply System at Barangay San Rafael in the said municipality.
The SALINTUBIG program provides financial grant to increase water access and sanitation services to reduce the incidence of water borne diseases in the community. – DILG Zambales