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2 PCF projects in Region 8 sourced from DAP are well implemented - Dir. Noval

By MYLES JOSEPH E. COLASITO
July 23, 2014

TACLOBAN CITY – The two (2) projects under the Performance Challenge Fund (PCF) of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Region 8 which are said to have been sourced from the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) have been completed and are well-implemented, according to Regional Director Pedro A. Noval Jr.

“Our records show that of the P10 Million released to DILG-8 on December 27, 2012, the PCF projects worth P7 Million for the dietary building of the Leyte Provincial Hospital, and P3 Million worth Truck Scale/Weighbridge and its components for the Ormoc City Ecowaste Center have both been completed”, said Dir. Noval.

Leyte province allotted the P7 Million cash award from the PCF for attaining the 2nd round of the 2011 Seal of Good Housekeeping to transform a makeshift building to a full-fledged dietary building. Finished in 2013, the building was damaged by super typhoon Yolanda, but this was fortunately repaired by the Korean Araw Contingent and the Philippine Army Engineering Battalion. “Now the facility is serving more than a hundred patients or clients a day”, said Ofelia C. Absin, LPH Chief of Hospital.

On the other hand, the city government of Ormoc made a P70,000 counterpart to the P3 Million PCF grant for the truck scale in the ecowaste center. The weighing scale will again be fully operational once electricity to the ecowaste center is restored. “Considering the benefits and advantages of having a weighbridge, the city government is very much positive that it will yield results and contribute much in our solid waste management undertaking and even in the generation of locally sourced revenues,” wrote Mayor Edward Codilla to Dir. Noval last July 17, 2014.

The PCF was established by the late DILG Secretary Jesse M. Robredo in 2010 as an incentive to well-performing local governments who adhere to the principles of transparency and accountability as well as other facets of good governance. Thus, only LGUs that had complied with the Full Disclosure Policy and attained a passing (at the least a Qualified or better, a Clean or Unqualified Opinion from COA) were granted the Seal of Good Housekeeping in 2011 and 2012.

“DILG observes strict guidelines on screening possible projects under PCF, which should only be for those meant to help attain the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs); disaster risk reduction and management and climate change adaptation (DRRM-CCA); and promote economic development”, said Dir. Noval. Further, inspection teams from its DILG Central and Regional Offices periodically conduct site evaluations to ensure that LGUs follow the program of work, and LGUs have to put up project billboards and submit reports.

Other PCF projects in the region have also brought positive impact to their communities. According to Mayor Romeo M. Gomez of Hinunangan, Southern Leyte, the P1M Catublian to Nueva Esperanza farm-to-market road (FMR) “… has paved the way for our farmers to be able to transport their goods efficiently (and) thereby cutting the cost of production.” Mayor Gomez went on to thank DILG for providing the PCF as one of the sources of funds for this FMR.

DILG Region 8 made the disclosure of the status of PCF projects for 2011 and 2012 in the spirit of transparency and to spell out the pronouncement of Secretary Mar Roxas that DILG projects were all aboveboard. The PCF website is at http://pcf.dilg.gov.ph/v2/.

2011 PCF Projects in Region 8

LGU's Project Title PCF Subsidy Status of Implementation Remarks
LEYTE
Leyte Province Construction of Dietary Building at the Leyte Provincial Hospital P7 million Completed Damaged by Super typhoon Yolanda but repaired by Korean ARAW contingent, Phil. Army
Jaro Construction of 140-m Flood Control Dike Upstream at Cabayongan River- Continuing Program P1 million On-Going  
Burauen Sanitary Landfill Development - u584100 P1 million Completed Damage due to Super Typhoon Yolanda
Alangalang Construction of Concrete Fence of New Slaughterhouse   Completed  
Extension of Water System Level III      
Ormoc City Supply and Installation of Truck Scale/Weighbridge and its components for the Ormoc City Ecowaste Center P3 million Completed With P70,000.00 LGU Equity
Tacloban City Construction of Suhi Medical Clinic (Phase II) P2 million Completed Damaged due to Super Typhoon Yolanda
SOUTHERN LEYTE
Hinunangan Road Concreting of Patong to Nova Road P500,000.00 Completed  
Road Concreting of Talisay Seashore Road P200,000.00 Completed  
Road Concreting of Tahusan Seashore Road P300,000.00 Completed  
BILIRAN
Naval Construction of Naval Poblacion Drainage System P1 million Completed  
EASTERN SAMAR
Guiuan Purchase of Electro Mechanical Parts for Guiuan Sewerage Treatment Plan P1 million Completed  
NORTHERN SAMAR
Laoang Improving the Lives of Farmers and Fisherfolks through the Enhanced FMR in Campurukay District, Laoang, NS P1 million On-going  

2012 PCF Projects in Region 8

LGU's Project Title PCF Subsidy Status of Implementation
LEYTE
Alangalang Expansion of Level III Water System P1 million Check released to LGU on June 5, 2014
Babatngon Procurement of Rescue Equipment (Dump Truck) P1 million Check released to LGU on June 6, 2014
Calubian Construction of Public Market for Dry Goods P1 million Check released to LGU on June 6, 2014
Jaro Municipal Recovery/Rehabilitation and Preparedness to Disaster P1 million Check released to LGU on June 9, 2014
Palo Purchase of Mini Dump Truck P1 million Check released to LGU on June 6, 2014
Tanauan Procurement of Heavy Equipment for Solid Waste Management P1 million Check released to LGU on June 6, 2014
SOUTHERN LEYTE
Hinunangan Concreting of Catublian to Nueva Esperanza Road P1 million Check released to LGU on April 29, 2014
Hinundayan Construction of Hinundayan Public Market for Dry Goods (Phase II) P1 million Check released to LGU on May 23, 2014
Maasin City Construction of School Building Classroom P3 million Check released to LGU on April 29, 2014
Macrohon Concreting of Critical Road Section along Molopolo-Cambaro-Salvador Farm to Market Area P1 million Check released to LGU on May 12, 2014
BILIRAN
Province of Biliran P6.8 concreting of Farm-to-Market Roads in the municipality of Naval P7 million Check released to LGU on April 8, 2014
Almeria Expansion of Almeria Municipal Public Market with stalls and comfort rooms P1 million Check released to LGU on April 21, 2014
Biliran Construction of Seawall P1 million Check released to LGU on May 28, 2014
Cabucgayan Construction of Drainage System P1 million Check released to LGU on May 26, 2014
Kawayan Concreting of Farm-to-Market Road P1 million Check released to LGU on April 22, 2014
Maripipi Construction of Seawall P1 million Check released to LGU on May 23, 2014
Naval Construction of Naval Poblacion Drainage System P1 million Check released to LGU on May 23, 2014
SAMAR
Calbiga Establishment of an Evacuation Center P1 million Check released to LGU on June 9, 2014
Marabut Rehabilitation/Modification of Barangay Road P1 million Check released to LGU on June 2, 2014
EASTERN SAMAR
Balangiga Rehabilitation of Balangiga Seawall P1 million Check released to LGU on June 11, 2014
Guiuan Rehabilitation of Guiuan Transport Terminal P1 million Check released to LGU on June 2, 2014
Hernani Construction/Rehabilitation of Padang-Nagaja Farm-to- Market Road (Phase I) P1 million Check released to LGU on June 13, 2014
Maydolong Rehabilitation and Improvement of Drainage Canal P1 million Check released to LGU on March 25, 2014
San Julian Rehabilitation/Improvement (Concreting) of Municipal Road P1 million Check released to LGU on April 16, 2014
Sulat Construction of Material Recovery Facility (MRF) P1 million Check released to LGU on June 4, 2014
NORTHERN SAMAR
Laoang Construction of Cagaasan-Suba-Canyomanao Farm to Market Road P1 million Check released to LGU on June 5, 2014
Provincial Government of Northern Samar Construction/Improvement/Upgrading of Birthing Facilities P7 million Check released to LGU on June 9, 2014
San Isidro Core Local Road Construction P1 million Check released to LGU on June 2, 2014