Projects pour in Kalinga in 2009
Tabuk City, Kalinga (16 January) -- At least 175 infrastructure projects were implemented last year from the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) of Congressman Manuel Agyao.
In a report by Agyao's Chief of Staff Engr. Samuel Bayangan, funded from the P70 million PDAF include 41 communal irrigation systems, 37 farm-to-market roads (FMR) and bridges, 15 multi-purpose pavements (MPP), 43 water work projects and 27 multi-purpose buildings.
For the non-infrastructure projects, the congressman was able to provide the livelihood projects, medical assistance to indigent patients, scholarship grants, medical missions and bought computers for schools around the province and offices.
Agyao was also able to source out funds from various agencies to support several impact programs in the province. Among the identified projects include the construction of the province's Justice Hall worth P25 million where an initial amount of P5 million was already
Through the Office of the Congressman, Kalinga was able to acquire P10.5 million from the Department of Agrarian Reform for the construction of a multi-purpose pavement and FMR. Another P33 million was sourced out from the Department of Agriculture for the construction of 13 FMRs here.
Through the initiative of Agyao, the Department of Education also allotted P10.10 million for the construction, completion and rehabilitation of 23 school buildings in the province.
The Public Works and Highways Vice Chairman of the Lower House was also able to secure for this year one grader for the Kalinga District Engineering Office in addition to the two dump trucks, one backhoe and one mounted driller acquired from the Department of Public Work and Highways (DPWH) last year.
Bayangan said these efforts and accomplishments manifest the dedication and commitment of the solon to help the people that even with very limited funds, if utilized properly it could reach the people who deserve to also feel the development and government services brought about by the growth in the country's economy under the administration of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo. (ggdumallig/PIA-Kalinga) [top]