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PIA Press Release
Tuesday, January 17, 2012


DILG to give P170.6M support fund to 35 deserving East Visayas LGUs

TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte, Jan 17 (PIA) –- The Department of Interior and Local Government is set to give P170.6 million Local Government Support fund to 35 deserving local government units (LGUs)in Eastern Visayas.

DILG-8 information officer Myles Colasito said that the Local Government Support Fund (LGSF) is intended to defray part of the decrease of the Internal Revenue Allotment of LGUs this year.

The recipient LGUs would be granted not more than 50 percent of their corresponding decrease in IRA after DILG has reviewed and approved their one-page project proposals which should be submitted along with a copy of the LGU’s Annual Investment Plan, or a resolution from the Sanggunian identifying the project to be funded by the Fund.

Once the DILG regional office had determined the soundness of the project, it shall endorse the same to DBM for fund processing.

In Eastern Visayas, the recipients of the Fund include four provinces with a total of P60 million, three cities with the total amount of P90 million, and 28 municipalities with a total amount of P20.6 million.

These local government units are recipients of the Seal of Good Housekeeping from the DILG, Colasito said. Eleven LGUs belong to the second wave while 24 LGUs were included in the third wave.

By geographical area, the Local Government Support Fund of P170.6 million will be distributed as follows: P101.9 million for 11 LGUs in Leyte to include the province of Leyte, Tacloban and Ormoc Cities; P8.3 million for seven LGUs in Biliran including the provincial government; P20.2 million for eight LGUs including the provincial government of Eastern Samar; P16.8 for three LGUs including the provincial government in Northern Samar; P22 million for four LGUs, including Maasin City in Southern Leyte; and P1.4 million for two municipalities in Samar.

In the first wave of evaluation for the Seal of Good Housekeeping, only the municipality of Kawayan in Biliran was included.

For the second wave of evaluation, the Seal of Good Housekeeping was given to the municipalities of Almeria, Biliran, and Naval in Biliran; Guiuan in Eastern Samar; the provincial Government of Leyte together with the municipalities of Alang-Alang, Burauen and Jaro and the City of Ormoc; Laoang in Northern Samar; and Hinunangan in Southern Leyte.

The recipients of the Seal of Good Housekeeping in the third wave of evaluation include the Provincial Government of Biliran together with the municipalities of Cabucgayan, Kawayan and Maripipi; the Provincial Government of Eastern Samar together with the municipalities of Balangiga, Dolores, Hernani, Maydolong, San Julian, and Sulat.

In the province of Leyte, the recipients are Tacloban City, Babatngon, Calubian, Dagami, Palo and Tanauan; in Northern Samar, the provincial government and the municipality of San Isidro; in Southern Leyte, Maasin City and the municipalities of Hinundayan and Macrohon; and in Samar, the municipalities of Calbiga and Marabut. (PIA 8)

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