BACOLOD City The provincial government of Negros Occidental has released PHP15.3 million for the construction of infrastructure projects in 27 villages in four local government units.
In a provincial report released Monday, the checks were distributed by Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. to authorized barangay officials and representatives.
Among the recipients are barangays Caliban and Zone 4 in Murcia town, which were granted PHP250,000 each for the concreting of barangay road and repair, and improvement of a concrete drainage system, respectively.
Barangay Camandag in La Castellana received PHP500,000 for the renovation of barangay hall.
In Binalbagan town, 16 villages were provided PHP300,000 each for the implementation of various projects. The recipients are barangays Amontay, Bagroy, Bi-ao, Canmoros, Enclaro, Marina, Paglaum, Payao, Progreso, San Jose, Santol, San Teodoro, San Juan, Sto. Rosario, San Pedro and San Vicente.
Other recipients are eight villages in Sagay City, including Sewahon I, Rafaela Barrera, Puey, Malubon, Molocaboc, and Baviera, which were granted PHP1 million each for road concreting projects.
Barangay General Luna received PHP1 million for the rehabilitation of its multi-purpose building while Barangay Plaridel received PHP2.5 million for the concreting of barangay road.
Last January 3, the provincial government also turned over checks totaling PHP800,000 to barangays Payauan and Agboy in Candoni for the purchase of multi-purpose vehicles for each village.
In the first week of December, Candoni town was also given checks for a total of PHP2 million for various projects in its six barangays.
On December 18, a total of 13 villages in Isabela received PHP4.3 million in financial assistance from the provincial government for various projects.
The beneficiaries were Barangay 7 Poblacion, Barangay 8 Poblacion, Amin, Banogbanog, Cabcab, Cansalongon, Guintubhan, Limalima, Makilignit, Maytubig, Riverside, Sebucawan, and San Agustin.
The financial assistance were used for projects, such as the repair and improvement of water systems, hog dispersal, repair and improvement of water hand pump, agricultural inputs and purchase of farm equipment, and flood control. (PNA)