The Municipality of San Marcelino, Zambales received the 2nd tranche amounting to Four Million Pesos (P4,000,000.00) for the 2014 Sagana at Ligtas na Tubig sa Lahat (SALINTUBIG) Program of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on February 16, 2016.
During the Provincial Team Conference of DILG-Zambales held at Provincial Office, Iba, Zambales, Provincial Director Armi V. Bactad, CESO V awarded the check to Municipal Mayor Jose F. Rodriguez together with Municipal Planning and Development Coordinator Gilbert N. Villena and Municipal Treasurer Eleanor A. Damasco.
The SALINTUBIG Program is designed to provide grant financing and capacity development programs to enhance capabilities of the Local Government Units (LGUs) and water service providers in planning, implementation, operation and management of water supply facilities in a sustainable manner. The Program specifically intends to increase the access to water and sanitation services in the target areas and to reduce incidence of water borne diseases.
As an update, the 2014 SALINTUBIG project of the LGU entitled "Expansion of Level III Water Supply System at Barangay Linusungan and Nagbunga" is at eighty three percent (83%) completion and expected to be operational within the 1st Quarter of 2016.