Koronadal City—The Department of Social Welfare and Development Region-12 has turned over Monday a total of P3.6 million worth of checks for social infrastructure projects in towns of Isulan and Bagumbayan, Sultan Kudarat.
The check, which was handed over by DSWD regional director Bai Zorahayda T. Taha to Bagumbayan town Mayor Bernardita R. Bito-onon and Isulan LGU represented by Municipal Welfare and Development Officer Cecilia P. Gampong and volunteers, is composed of six community projects.
“These projects are among the identified priority poverty reduction projects by the local government units which are also endorsed by the civil society organizations,” Taha said.
The projects, which include construction of crisis center with facilities in Poblacion, Bagumbayan and rehabilitation of day care centers in the villages of Kalawag I, Kudanding, Sampao, Laguinding, and Laguilayan in Isulan, will be following the agency’s Kapit Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan-Comprehensive and Integrated Delivery of Services scheme of implementation.
Meanwhile, regional project coordinator Emerita Q. Dizon said that these projects are under the Bottom-up Planning and Budgeting or BUB Project of Aquino Administration which DSWD is one of the implementing agencies.
She said that under the project, DSWD earmarked a total of P91.72 million pesos to fund over 100 sustainable livelihoods, protective and social infrastructure projects in 25 municipalities in region-12.
BUB is an approach in formulating budget proposal of National Government Agencies, taking into consideration the development needs of poor municipalities, formulated with strong participation with civil society organizations. (Hilbert T. Estacion, DSWD-12)