PIA Press Release
Thursday, January 05, 2012
P156-M support fund to LGUs released by DILG, DBMby Mary Christine Anthonette Salise
BUTUAN CITY, Jan. 5 (PIA) -- The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) have released a total of P156 million to selected LGUs in Caraga Region under the Local Government Support Fund (LGSF).
Funds were released to some LGUs that have been awarded the Seal of Good Housekeeping (SGH). The DILG awards the SGH to promote good governance among local governments.
In Caraga Region, four provinces, six cities and 66 municipalities have been awarded the SGH. Three newly converted cities, however, are not entitled to the LGSF since they will receive a bigger Internal Revenue Allotment for 2012.
The funds shall be utilized as capital expenditure and only for the following types of projects: a) rural electrification; b) local roads connection national roads; c) arterial farm-to-market roads and bridges; d) local economic enterprises; e) flood control and drainage; and f) priority projects of the National Government such as Millenium Development Goals, Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act of 2010 and Solid Waste Management Act of 2000.
Topping the list of LGUs in Caraga Region is Butuan City which received P60 million. (PIA-Caraga)