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DILG Caraga Released PhP 17 M Performance Challenge Fund to 3 LGUsFebruary 23, 2013

 Caraga Region – Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Region 13 (CARAGA) has released a total ofPhP 17 M to Butuan City and to the Provinces of Agusan del Sur and Surigaodel Sur for being recipients of the Performance Challenge Fund (PCF).

           Regional Director Lilibeth A. Famacion said that PCF is a performance-based incentive conferred to LGUs for being passers of the Seal of Good Housekeeping (SGH). “This is to stimulate their performance in putting a premiumondevelopment initiatives for their constituents”, she added.

          The city government of Butuan through City Mayor Ferdinand M. Amante, Jr. received the PCF check worth PhP 3 M for the Establishment of Fountain with Sound and Information System at Guingona Park (known as Rizal Park) of Butuan City on February 1, 2013 at the DILG Regional Office.

            Likewise, the Province of Agusan del Sur received the PCF check worth PhP 7 M to fund the Construction of Upgrade Bio-sand Filter Facilities and the Establishment of Rainwater Collection on February 12, 2013 at the Office of the Governor, Government Center, Patin-ay, Prosperidad, Agusandel 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 PhP 7 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, 2013.

            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. (Florian Faith Jr. P. Bayawa, LGOO II, DILG 13)    

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