SOLANO, NUEVA VIZCAYA - Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Region 02 Regional Director Jonathan Paul M. Leusen urged Local Government Units (LGUs) to speed up implementation of various local projects in their respective areas especially now that rainy season has already begun.
“Pagtitinnulungan tayo nga maaramid dagituy nga proyekto aglalu ta panagtutudo manen tapnu makatulong iti adu nakarkaru kadagiti naun-uneg nga barangays,” said Dir. Leusen during the orientation of the newest program of the department, the Local Government Support Fund - Assistance to Municipalities (LGSF-AM) 2018.
He said that faster implementation of projects will not only help their constituents but will also gain another recognition to the province after bagging the title as “Best Conditional Matching Grant to Provinces Program (CMGP) Implementer” nationwide.
“Sapay la kuma ta maaramid nga napaspas ken nasayaat dagiti proyekto tapno mairaman nga dayaw ti Nueva Vizcaya,” he added.
According to Engr. Relly Leysa, assistant program manager, LGUs are given until December 2019 to implement their funded projects upon receiving the funds. If not, he said, the recipient LGUs will revert the fund assistance to the Bureau of Treasury.
Engr. Leysa added that there will be an awarding of Best Implementers for Bottom-up Budgeting (BuB) and Assistance to Disadvantage Municipalities (ADM) programs starting this year.
Meanwhile, Engr. Mick Ivan Sumilang, development management officer, presented the AM’s monitoring guidelines focusing on the risk-based monitoring system to evaluate the status of the projects and provide interventions and technical assistance if needed.
The policy guidelines are also posted at DILG website, www.dilg.gov.ph, including FY 2017 ADM and 2018 SALINTUBIG or “Sagana at Ligtas na Tubig sa Lahat” programs.
Engr. Mario Paz, project manager, discussed the cancellation process and salient features of LGSF-AM while Mr. Jose Pamittan, supervising budget and management specialist of DBM, tackled the updated funds available for Local Government Support Funds amounting to P31.4B as well as the significant features of LGSF-Financial Assistance.
The orientation ended with the discussion on SubayBAYAN by Ms. Glaiza Lei Castillo, IT specialist, and explained the features, users and functions of the said platform.
With the tagline, “Pagsubaybay para sa mga Proyektong Bayan”, this newly created portal aims to report, monitor, and provide the people with accurate and timely data on the implementation of the locally-funded projects of the Department.
Representatives from fifteen towns of Nueva Vizcaya and four municipal mayors including Hon. Liwayway Caramat of Sta, Fe, Hon. Eufemia Dacayo of Solano, Hon. Ruben Bosconcillo Jr. of Dupax del Sur and Hon. Arnold Dinungon of Ambaguio attended the said activity.
Nueva Vizcaya has 57 projects amounting to P137.46M included in the first batch of the AM program for 15 municipalities. # (KC D. Sucuano/Information Officer – RPMO)