AGUSAN DEL SUR, Jan. 14 -- Agusan del Sur Governor Santiago Cane Jr., handed-over some P3.3-million cash assistance to fund various infrastructure projects of six municipalities in the province.
La Paz Mayor Michael Lim personally received a cheque worth P1-million to fund the construction of the town's potable water system level II, which according to Mayor Lim, is badly needed by his constituents considering the scarcity of potable water in the municipality. Another P1-million was released to the municipality of Bunawan to fund the embankment of senior high school ground of Libertad National High School being vulnerable to landslide specially during rainy season.
For the municipality of Talacogon, Barangay Captain Gloria Otaza of Barangay Causwagan received the cheque amounting to P500,000.00 to fund the construction of the barangay's multi-purpose building (phase 2) that is also utilized as store room for farmers' products in case of calamity. For San Francisco town, a cheque worth P200,000.00 was also handed-over to Barangay Captain Robert Lamatao of Barangay Buenasuerte to fund the completion of the covered court which serves as stock area during calamity.
Barangay Captain Daniel Gomez of Barangay Poblacion, San Luis also received the P200,000.00 worth of cheque intended for the construction of the barangay's multi-purpose building which is also used as storage of the barangay's farm products during rough times.
The municipality of Prosperidad particularly Barangays San Joaquin and Sta. Maria, received a total of P411,000.00 to fund the construction of the multi-purpose building of Barangay San Joaquin worth P300,000.00 and the construction of school mirrored signage of Sta. Maria worth P111,000.00.
According to reports from the Governor's Office, the funds were taken from the 20 percent Provincial Development Fund, Special Education Fund and the General Fund of the provincial government.
"This is the Provincial Government's response as assistance to the requests of our mayors and barangay captains that we prioritize because we know they badly need these projects to be completed. We all know that recently, our province, especially those located in low-laying areas, suffered floods, and they need temporary shelter to secure their products," Gov. Cane said. (DMS With reports from Nonoy Grado/PIA-Agusan del Sur)