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Performance Challenge Fund used to finance projects in LGUsMarch 12, 2012

By Rebecca Grace S. David CITY OF SAN FERNANDO, Pampanga, March 11 (PIA) -- Several towns in Pampang and Tarlac have implemented projects using their Perfomance Challenge Fund (PCF). The PCF is a subsidy to fourth to sixth class municipalities, which received the Seal of Goodhousekeeping. The fund can be used by the town to finance economic development projects. Towns San Simon, Minalin and Sasmuan in Pampanga were awarded P1 million each for being recipients of the Seal Of Goodhousekeeping

Already half-finished is the construction of the drainage canal along the barangay Sto. Nino road in San Simon. In Minalin, the construction of a three-classroom school building in barangay San Isidro is now completed. Also completed is the construction and improvement of the public market in Sasmuan. In Tarlac, recipients of P1 million each were the towns of Anao, Ramos, Pura and San Manuel

The rehabilitation of the Central Elementary School Multi-Purpose shed in Tarlac is completed. In Anao, three projects were funded with by the PCF. Among them were the Water District Expansion Project, the concreting of the farm-to-market road at barangay San Raymundo and the construction of a stall at the public market. Still on-going is the construction of 6 units of eatery stalls at the public market and the purchase of 114 units of manually-operated roll-up grills for these stalls in Pura.

About to be finished in San Manuel is the rehabilitation of the Rural Health Unit (RHU) building. Department of Interior and Local Government Regional Director Florida Dijan said the PCFs were released in November, last year and the projects implemented have contributed to the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals set by the United Nations. (WLB/RGSD-PIA3)



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