15% of Bukidnon barangays to get share of PH anti-insurgency budget

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MALAYBALAY CITY (24 February 2021/BukidnonNews.Net) Seventy one or about 15.3 percent of Bukidnon’s 464 barangays have been included to receive a cut of the national government’s budget for its anti-insurgency program.

Bukidnon will get a total of P1.4 billion of the Local Government Support Program - Support to Barangay Development Program (LGSF-SBDP) this year.  

The barangays belonged to 14 of Bukidnon’s 22 local government units, according to the Department of the Interrior and Local Government (DILG) Bukidnon. In the list are the municipalities of Cabanglasan, Dangcagan, Impasug-ong, Kitaotao, Lantapan, Pangantucan, Quezon, Malitbog, Manolo Fortich, San Fernando, Sumilao, Talakag and the cities of Malaybalay and Valencia.

The SBDP provides an identified barangay with PhP20 million worth of projects, which they have identified as priority to address pressing development needs under the Retooled Community Support Program (RCSP).

Engr. Carmelo Enrique Libot, DILG-Bukidnon provincial director briefed Gov. Jose Ma. R. Zubiri Jr. on the details of the SBDP and the pertinent provisions of Local Budget Circular (LBC) 135 and 135A.

The DILG said pursuant to the circulars, the provincial government will be implementing 159 infrastructure projects such as water system, road, solar dryer, health station and school buildings and three non-infrastructure projects in the identified barangays.

The DILG scheduled a meeting with the concerned mayors, engineers and barangay chairpersons on February 17 to firm up mechanisms and procedures on technical assistance, documentary requirement preparations and timelines.

The SBDP fund was taken from the P16.44 billion budget of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) for the insurgency affected localities in the country.(Mel B. Madera/Correspondent)

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