PIA Press Release
Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Maasin City gets P20-M DILG support fund DILGby Bong Pedalino
MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte, Jan. 10 (PIA) -- The city local government unit here was a recipient of the Local Government Support Fund (LGSF) of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) in the amount of P20 million.
The city government received the said grant for having garnered numerous awards and citations, and which the DILG duly considered, said City Mayor Maloney Samaco a radio program this morning.
Also considered in LGSF is an LGUs compliance with the full disclosure policy of the DILG, Samaco said in a follow-up phone interview by the Philippine Information Agency (PIA).
This also showed that the city succeeded in clinching the Seal of Good Housekeeping as part of the full disclosure policy, Samaco added.
On Friday, City Councilor Rene Hatayna told PIA that the P20 million grant can do much to cushion the impact of the expected decrease in this year's Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA), which was earlier estimated at around P47 million.
Hatayna said among the project proposed in the use of funds were improvements of the Maasin Commercial Complex, roads, bridges, and a new slaughterhouse slated to be constructed around barangay Dongon-Bato I area. (PIA-Southern Leyte/bong)