MAMBAJAO, Camiguin, July 24 (PIA) – Hefty projects under the Grassroots Participatory Budgeting Process (GPBP) with capitalization of P15-million gains approval from the oversight agencies.
These include programs and projects for the enhancement of health facilities, sustainable livelihood, farm to market road, repair and rehabilitation of school buildings, social pension for indigent senior citizens, and rice production.
Mambajao mayor Maria Luisa Romualdo said they are fast tracking efforts to supply the needed documents for the release of funds and jump-start the implementation of these programs and projects jointly identified by the local government unit (LGU) and civil society organizations in Mambajao.
Town’s rural health unit and five priority barangay health stations to include barangay Kuguita, Pandan, Vulcan, Tupsan and Yumbing will benefit from the enhancement program, while all barangays will be covered by the livelihood program.
The approved FMR project will be granted to Sitio Tambaan, Anito and public elementary schools of barangays Anito, Volcan, Tupsan, Yumbing, Pandan and Mambajao Central School were among the identified schools to avail of the repair and rehabilitation works.
Some 200 indigent senior citizens are also up for social pension program, while organized farmers for the 60-hectare rice field will also receive assistance from GPBP.
GPBP is formerly called Bottom up Budgeting (BuB), it ensures the inclusion of the funding requirement for the development needs identified at the local level in the budget proposals of the National Government Agencies.
Romualdo said, the Phase III Socialized Housing Project will come next in their priority. This will serve as the shelter program for government employees who wished to own a home of their own at a lesser cost. (JCV/PIA)