The Municipality of Paombong, the sole recipient of Performance Challenge Fund in the Province of Bulacan, received its monetary incentive in the amount of Php1 Million on April 7, 2014 during the Flag Raising Ceremony held at the covered court of the municipal hall.

   DILG Bulacan OIC-Provincial Director Darwin D. David together with Cluster Team Leader Lydia Baltazar, and MLGOO Lolita Silva personally handed the check to Municipal Administrator Ma. Cristina Castro, Vice Mayor Marisa Ramos, and SB Members: Ernesto Sulit, Arnold Mendoza, Myrna Valencia. This fund will be used for the asphalt overlay of the Brgy. road of Malasique, San Vicente, Paombong, Bulacan.

    PD Darwin David commended the good governance of the Municipality as to its compliance to the criteria of Seal of Good Housekeeping (SGH) in which a local government unit, to be able to avail of the PCF, needs to exhibit strong performance in key governance areas of planning, fiscal management, transparency and accountability, and performance management. Thus, the Municipality was conferred with SGH Silver Award 2012.  Likewise, PD David encouraged everyone to continue working hand in hand towards the achievement of inclusive growth. Furthermore, he urged the Municipality to continue its warm support into the projects and programs of the department.

   DILG Secretary Mar A. Roxas graced the Opening Ceremony of this year’s Celebration of Sining at Kalinangan ng Bulacan (SINGKABAN) Festival on September 9, 2013 with the theme, “Makulay na Sining at Kalinangan Bulacan, Ipagmalaki at Ikarangal!!”

Naging espesyal ang pagpapasinaya ng bagong gusali ng Philippine National Police (PNP) sa bayan ng Paombong, Bulacan noong ika-6 ng Hunyo 2012 sa pagdating ng Kalihim ng Kagawaran ng Interyor at Lokal na Pamahalaan na si Ginoong Jesse M. Robredo bilang panauhing pandanggal.

  The Historical Barasoain Church in Malolos City, Bulacan served as a venue for another milestone in the life of Bulacaños as it once again hosted the 115th Independence Day Celebration with a theme “Ambagan Tungo sa Malawakang Kaunlaran” on June12, 2013.

The Provincial Government of Bulacan (PGB) initially delivered last March 8, 2012, the medical equipment and facilities, amounting to Php 3M, for Bulacan Medical Center (BMC) consisting of the following: nine (9) units Patient Monitor, one (1) unit ECG Machine, one (1) unit Fetal/Maternal Monitor, four (4) units Fetal Heart Rate Doppler and one (1) unit Delivery Table. Said medical equipment and facilities were funded out of the Local Government Support Fund (LGSF). LGSF is a fund released by the Department of the Interior and Local Government and the Department of Budget and Management to provinces, cities and municipalities which have passed the DILG’s Seal of Good Housekeeping (SGH).  Funds were released to LGUs that have been awarded the Seal to promote good governance among local government units. The provincial government received a total amount of Php 40M of the said fund.

Last year, the Provincial Government has just completed the construction of its new maternity and emergency clinic in the Bulacan Medical Center but the said clinic does not have the needed medical equipment to be fully operational. Gov. Willy M. Sy-Alvarado said that the LGSF-support project is indeed very timely because of the ongoing improvement and upgrading of the health and medical services of the public hospitals in Bulacan. Other public hospitals which will soon avail of the LGSF in the form of medical equipment & facilities are the following: Rogaciano Mercadon Memorial Hospital, Bulacan District Hospital Equipment, San Miguel District Hospital, Gregorio del Pilar District Hospital, Emilio G. Perez District Hospital and the Calumpit District Hospital.