DILG Zambales led by Provincial Director Armi V. Bactad awarded the 2nd tranche of DILG Locally-Funded Projects for Bottom Up Budgeting (BuB) 2015 of Sta. Cruz, Zambales worth Php 762,900.00 on April 27, 2016 at the DILG Provincial Office. It was received by MPDO Engr. Jojo Meridor witnessed by Diana Ocampo from the Municipal Treasurer's Office, 4Ps Parent Leader and LPRAP signatory Jane Nilo and OIC-MLGOO Reden Morris M. Vergara.

The Spanish Government through the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (AECID) with a project entitled "Strengthening the Capacities of Philippine Local Governments in Disaster Risk Reduction aims to strengthen the system of disaster risk reduction in the Philippines, focusing at the LGU and community level.

To be able to deepen meaningful devolution and empower communities through broader and meaningful citizen participation thru the Barangay Bottom-Up Budgeting (BuB), the DILG Zambales conducted the BuB Civil Society Organizations' (CSO) Forum. The thirteen (13) municipalities of Zambales were divided into three (3) clusters.

The Municipality of San Marcelino, Zambales inaugurated the Level III Water Supply System Project funded under the 2014 Sagana at Ligtas na Tubig sa Lahat (SALINTUBIG) Program of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) on April 19, 2016.