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DILG evaluates performance challenge fund projectsApril 15, 2014

Tuesday 15th of April 2014
TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, April 15 (PIA) - - The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)  regional office has conducted onsite evaluation and assessment on projects and programs implemented under the Performance Challenge Funds (PCF) granted to qualified Local Government Units.


Local government operation officer Enrico Tambis, also the PCF focal person, said that DILG has distributed a total fund of P192 million to 142 LGUs which passed the Seal of Good Housekeeping in 2010 to 2013.  


He added that some LGU-recipients in the first two years have already completed their projects and liquidated their expenditures. However, he revealed that majority of them are still implementing their projects.


“The grant given to LGUS is a reward for their good performance to be spent for projects and programs for their constituents, particularly the poor,” Tambis said, citing the requirement of the program.


The DILG, he stressed allows LGU-recipients to decide on what projects to implement, provided that these are intended  to benefit the underprivileged and help attain the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) like construction of schoolbuildings, health facilities, water and sanitation system, farm to market roads and housing projects.


"Projects on agricultural and economic development such as tourism access roads, irrigation, local roads and bridges, post harvest and storage facilities are allowed," Tambis told, adding that projects related to disaster risk reduction are also welcome like flood control projects, solid waste management facilities, early warning systems, evacuations centers and among others.


Based on their initial assessment, Tambis said that LGUs are compliant on the required types of projects implemented under PCF grants. However, they observed delays in the submission of liquidation reports to DILG. (ALM/OTB-PIA2/Cagayan)





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