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Regional directors, representatives of the government agencies, and some private stakeholders together with Butuan City Mayor Ferdinand Amante, Jr. and other officials witness the inauguration of the Department of Science and Technology (DOST) Caraga’s new Science and Technology Center, as well as the groundbreaking of its Metrology Laboratory at the Caraga State University (CSU) Campus, Barangay Ampayon, Butuan City headed by Regional Director Lyndo Villacorta. (PIA-Caraga)

PIA Press Release
Thursday, January 05, 2012

P156-M support fund to LGUs released by DILG, DBM

by Mary Christine Anthonette Salise

BUTUAN CITY, Jan. 5 (PIA) -- The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) have released a total of P156 million to selected LGUs in Caraga Region under the Local Government Support Fund (LGSF).

Funds were released to some LGUs that have been awarded the Seal of Good Housekeeping (SGH). The DILG awards the SGH to promote good governance among local governments.

In Caraga Region, four provinces, six cities and 66 municipalities have been awarded the SGH. Three newly converted cities, however, are not entitled to the LGSF since they will receive a bigger Internal Revenue Allotment for 2012.

The funds shall be utilized as capital expenditure and only for the following types of projects: a) rural electrification; b) local roads connection national roads; c) arterial farm-to-market roads and bridges; d) local economic enterprises; e) flood control and drainage; and f) priority projects of the National Government such as Millenium Development Goals, Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act of 2010 and Solid Waste Management Act of 2000.

Topping the list of LGUs in Caraga Region is Butuan City which received P60 million. (PIA-Caraga)

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