TACLOBAN CITY – The city government of Catbalogan and the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) in Samar broke ground on 18 sub-projects funded under the Local Government Support Fund – Support to the Barangay Development Program (LGSF-SBDP).
The LGSF-SBDP is a program that aims to make positive changes in upland barangays, focusing on three main goals: stopping conflict, food security, and enhancing basic services like healthcare and education.
By working closely with the community and using modern methods, the program wants to create lasting improvements in the remote villages that could lead to their development.
The groundbreaking was graced by City Vice Mayor Coefredo Uy, along with the DILG Samar provincial director Judy L. Batulan, among others.
In his message, Batulan shared that the essence of the SBDP from the national government is to provide long-standing quality government services to the former conflict-stricken areas to end communist terrorism in the country.
Each project is worth PP6.6 million which is to be implemented in the villages of Palanyogon, Totoringon, Cagudalo, Cagutian, San Andres, Albalate, Cawayan, Bangon, Lobo, Manguehay, and Libas that are part of the Retooled Community Support Program (RCSP).
The projects includes seven farm-to-market road concreting in the villages of Libas, Cagutian, Cagutalo, Palanyohon, San Andres, Albalate, and Bangon; provision of renewable electrification in Totoringon, Albalate, San Andres, Cawayan, and Lobo; construction of health stations in Bangon, Lobo, Manguehay, and Palanyogon; and the construction of school buildings in Cawayan, and Totoringon.
These projects are chosen by the village officials from the menu of projects provided by DILG.
(ROEL T. AMAZONA)