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PIA Press Release
2010/11/30

Two Western Visayas towns ink MOA with DILG on poverty reduction projects

by T Villavert

Iloilo City (30 November) -- The Department of Interior and Local Government signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the local executives of the municipalities of Anilao, Iloilo and Balete, Aklan for the implementation of their respective projects on poverty reduction.

DILG 6 Director Evelyn Trompeta said in a PIA interview that both Anilao and Balete received P1 million each as fund assistance from the Philippine Challenge Fund to finance poverty alleviation projects of the recipient municipalities, after garnering the "Seal of Good Housekeeping" award given by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) in recognition of their exemplary performance in governance, transparency and accountability.

Director Trompeta said that Mayor Teresa Debuque of Anilao, Mayor Teodoro Calizo, Jr. of Balete signed the MOA with the DILG Region VI, regarding the use of funds, liquidation processes and other requirements.

The two municipalities of Western Visayas were among the 15 local government units nationwide bestowed with the "Seal of Good Housekeeping" award given by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) in recognition of their exemplary performance in governance, transparency and accountability.

According to the press report of Information Officer Ann del Castillo the Search is open to LGUs belonging to 4th-6th class municipalities. Anilao and Balete surfaced out of the 56 municipalities in the region that belong to the said classification.

The performance Challenge Fund for Local Government Units (PC Fund) is an incentive fund to LGUs in the form of counterpart funding to high-impact capital investment projects in the Annual Investment Program and funded the 20 percent Development Fund consistent with national priorities, Castillo said.(PIA6) [top]

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