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DILG Caraga releases P17-M Performance Challenge Fund to three LGUsFebruary 14, 2013


By Robert E. Roperos


BUTUAN CITY, Feb. 14 (PIA) -- The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Caraga has released a total of P17 million Performance Challenge Fund (PCF) to Butuan City and the provinces of Agusan del Sur and Surigao del Sur. 

DILG-Caraga Regional Director Lilibeth Famacion said the PCF is a performance-based incentive conferred to LGUs for having passed the Seal of Good Housekeeping (SGH). 

“This is to stimulate their performance in putting a premium on development initiatives for their constituents,” she added. 

The city government of Butuan through City Mayor Ferdinand M. Amante, Jr. received the PCF check worth P3 million for the establishment of fountain with sound and information system at Guingona Park (formerly Rizal Park) of Butuan City on February 1 at the DILG-Caraga Regional Office. 

Likewise, the Province of Agusan del Sur received the PCF check worth P7 million to fund the construction of upgrade bio-sand filter facilities and the establishment of rainwater collection on February 12, at the Office of the Governor, Government Center, Patin-ay, Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur. The check was handed by Director Famacion and received by Governor Adolph Edward G. Plaza with the presence of DILG-AdS Provincial Director Arleen Ann R. Sanchez and LGOO VI Elva Theresa D. Velmonte. 

Governor Johnny M. Pimentel of the Province of Surigao del Sur also received the P7 M PCF check for the rehabilitation/repair of Brgy. Dughan-Causwagon-San Roque-Gamut Farm-to-Market Road of the Municipality of Barobo, Surigao del Sur during the Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC) Meeting at Big Daddy’s Restaurant, Butuan City on February 13. 

PCF is the banner program of DILG which is aimed to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and to initiate local development projects for tourism and local economic development through road network maintenance and compliance to the objectives of the Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act of 2010 and the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000. (RER/Florian Faith Jr. P. Bayawa, DILG 13/PIA-Caraga)



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