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KALAHI-CIDSS-Makamasang Tugon Program completes P10.5M projects in Bacolod, Lanao del Norte

by Rutchie Cabahug-Aguhob

Iligan City (17 June) -- At least Php10.5 million was spent to complete 14 sub-projects under the Kapit Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan–Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Social Services (KALAHI-CIDSS)- Makamasang Tugon (MT) program in Bacolod town, Lanao del Norte.

Of this amount, Php8.0 million was provided by the KALAHI grant while Php2.5 million was provided in kind by the local government unit (LGU), Assistant Regional Director Aldersey Mumar Dela Cruz of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), region 10 said.

Dela Cruz said the KALAHI-CIDSS-MT program is actually an additional package of projects given to Bacolod for having successfully completed the implementation of the KALAHI-CIDSS Part I.

A pet project of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, the KALAHI-CIDSS program was aimed at fighting poverty which was started in 2002 but was already phased out in the region, after their completion, as of December 2008, Dela Cruz, also said.

A 5th class municipality, Bacolod has 16 barangays, of which 14 were chosen to implement the 14 MT sub-projects in the following areas:

Road concreting involving 120 linear meters long, four (4) meters wide and six (6) inches thick, in Barangays Alegria, Demologan and Liangan East amounting to Php724,168.22, Php732,681.49 and Php718,923.67, respectively.

Road Improvement in Barangays Babalaya involving 800 meters long, Demarao, involving 4 km. and Minaulon involving 1.2 km. at Php704,161.10, Php633,686.53 and Php1.16 million, respectively.

Day Care Center Construction in Barangays Binuni, Delabayan West, and Pagayawan measuring 48 sq.m., at Php633.834.16, each.

Health Station Construction measuring 51 sq.m. in Barangays Mate and Rupagan at Php689,783.91, each.

Drainage Canal Construction in Barangay Esperanza involving 700 lm., Kahayag, 700 lm. and Poblacion, 200 lm., at Php674,314.37, Php.633,834.16 and Php1.237 million, respectively. (PIA 10) [top]

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