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PIA Press Release
Tuesday, January 10, 2012


DBM releases SARO for 2nd Tranche of PDAF

by Edna A. Bagadiong

VIRAC, Catanduanes, Jan 10 (PIA) -- Congressman Cesar V. Sarmiento of the lone District of Catanduanes recently revealed that the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has finally released the Special Allotment Release Order (SARO) for the 2nd Tranche of the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF).

According to the solon, the released of SARO is a big thing to ensure the continuous implementation of the programs that he's implementing for the province through the General Appropriations Act, which was approved by the Congress for 2011.

Included in the 2nd Tranche of the solon's PDAF is the fund for the Soft and Hard projects that will surely be a great help to every Catandunganon.

The funds for the Congressional District Office (CDO) assistance programs are included in the soft projects like those given to hospitals such as the Eastern Bicol Medical Center (EBMC) to give assistance to those who are sick.

The College Education Scholarship and Reward (CESAR) Program that grants scholarship to almost 1,800 students from indigent families will also benefit from the funds.

Moreover, one priority of SARO in terms of hard projects is the rehabilitation of the different Barangay Water Distribution Systems in the entire province that benefits around 315 barangays in the end of his first term.

Also included in the hard projects are variety of road concreting projects in barangays, construction of Multi-purpose Halls, rehabilitation of irrigation systems and other infrastracture programs that supports the economy of the island. (MAL/EAB, PIA Catanduanes)

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