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KALAHI program extends over P43M assistance to Cagayan Valley

by Ben Moses Ebreo

Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya (January 13) -- The national government's Kapit-Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan(KALAHI) program has extended more than P43 million-worth of programs and projects in Cagayan Valley for the first semester last year alone.

A report by the Regional KALAHI Committee(RKC) showed that the KALAHI areas, such as barangays Villa Gracia and Villa Ylanan in Maddela town in Quirino province received P14,361,050.00;

Barangays Kaychanarianan and Kayvaluganan in Basco town and barangay Sta. Maria in Itbayat town in Batanes island province got P3,307,250.00; barangay Baliao in Benito Soliven town and barangay Macayucayu in San Marinao town, both in Isabela province were given P5,740,783.00 and P14,972,800.00 respectively; barangays Sagana, Bannawag Norte, Luna, San Jose and Sta. Rosa In Santiago City shared P440,850.00; barangays Bural, Masi and San Juan In Rizal town in Cagayan got P18,000.00; barangays Dicaaoyan, Mabbayad, Madadamian, San Miguel and Benguet in Echague town in Isabela with P224,800.00; barangays Linomot, Villa Bello, Namnama, Usol, Dibuluan, Dicamay 1, Dicamay 2, San Sebastian and Sta. Isabel in Jones town in Isabela with 53,600.00;

Barangays Carmencita, San Macario and Calaocan in Delfin Albano town in Isabela with P4,456,980.00; barangays Villaflor, Disimuray 1, Disimuray 2 and Dianao in Cauayan City with P20,930.00; barangays Capissaa, Alloy and Antutot in Kasibu town in Nueva Vizcaya received P5,200.00 while barangay Dungo in Aglipay town in Quirino also got P4,800.00 package of assistance.

"These are only monetary assistance and did not include those which were not quantified in terms of its worth like technical assistance by our government agency personnel in the field," stressed undersecretary Monina Plan, presidential assistant for Cagayan Valley and RKC chairman.

The clustered KALAHI barangays were extended with certified Palsy, corn and rice seeds, extension materials, rattan basket weaving capital, assistance to indigent families, fingerlings, medical and dental missions, books on local governance, technical assistance, repair and construction of bridges and farm-to-market roads, tree seedlings, scholarship slots, free medicines, assorted vegetable seedlings, water refilling stations, school buildings, heritage site markers, fruit bearing seeds, Tindahan Natin outlets, land distribution, drying pavements and land surveying assistance among others.

The KALAHI program which requires the pooling of resources by all government agencies in uplifting the living conditions of the indigent sectors in the countryside is being implemented by the national government through the convergence of efforts with concerned local government units. (PIA NVizcaya) [top]

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