Tuesday, January 26, 2010

SP okays Misoc’s Dev’t Fund

OROQUIETA CITY—The provincial board of Misamis Occidental recently approved the disbursement of the province’s 20 percent Development Fund totaling P101,600,000.

The Development Fund will be used to expedite funding and implementation of various programs and projects in the province, Gov. Loreto Leo Ocampos said.

Of the said amount, about 51,000,000 will be billed to economic, cultural and social development programs.

Included in the program is the productivity consciousness drive of the governor called “Kakugi ko, Kalamboan ko, Responsibilidad ko,” other water projects and infrastructure programs, scholarship and peace and order.

Provincial lawmakers also shared P10,400 from their province-wide development program while around P8 million is being set aside for the universal enrolment of indigents in Philhealth and another P10 million will be used for loan repayment in Land Bank and DBP.

Ocampos has earlier announced he will aim to double Philhealth enrollees by 2010 with a 50-50 payment scheme shouldered between the Provincial Government and the beneficiary.

Also, some P7 million is being readied as cash counterpart for the different foreign-funded projects from the Australian, US and European governments.

Ocampos said he will provide P5,000,000 for the maintenance and rehabilitation of provincial roads; P3 million for the upkeep of the Misamis Occidental Aquamarine Park in Tigdok; and P1 million each for the Misamis Occidental Enterprise Development and Research Center and Misamis Occidental Drug Treatment and Rehabilitation Center; and P3 million for the Misamis Occidental Children's Welfare Code.

The remaining funds, according to the governor, will be budgeted for the Gender and Development Center and Traffic Safety Management Program worth P500,000 each; P300,000 for the development of Hoyohoy Highland Park in Tangub City; and P200,000 for Women organization activities.

The Senior Citizens group, Provincial Councilor's League and the federated associations of barangay councils and SK will share among themselves the P100,000 left.