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PCF: A Challenge to LGU’s Innovativeness (Corcuerra, Romblon)July 24, 2014

The island municipality of Corcuera in the province of Romblon was a recipient  of a Potable Water Supply project under the Bottom-Up Budgeting in 2013 implemented by the Department of the Interior and Local Government. The said project located in Barangay Ambulong has an initial service area covering Barangays Ambulong, San Agustin, Poblacion and Tacasan. This has a population of 2,119 comprising of 531 households as of 2010 NSO Census.

          The project was operated by electric power provided by the nearby NAPOCOR Diesel Power Plant that provides 12-14 hours daily of electricity to the whole island. Having been installed in 1997, the electricity provider frequently suffers breakdown affecting the delivery of potable water to the service area. Operation using electricity is somewhat costly resulting to be the main operational cost of this project. Considering that it is a poverty alleviation project, there is a...
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