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Eleven (11) local government units in Pampanga received less than 200Million Pesos (P20,000,000.00) worth of projects through the Assistance to Disadvantaged Municipalities (ADM) Program of the Department of the Interior and Local Government.

Municipalities of Apalit, Arayat, Bacolor, Floridablanca, Guagua, Lubao, Macabebe, Minalin, San Luis, San Simon and Sto. Tomas were granted with funding assistance from the DILG ranging from 15 to 24 Million Pesos worth of various developmental projects.

            These projects include road construction or rehabilitation, construction of small water impounding facilities, and construction of evacuation facilities, among others.

            “These funds are downloaded to LGUs to help the community on raising the standard of lives of our less-privileged fellowmen. Now, the role of the DILG remains strong on monitoring the proper utilization of funds and swift implementation of projects,” DILG Pampanga Director Myrvi Apostol-Fabia said in an interview.

            “The first release of funds has been downloaded to select LGUs. We are now waiting for the second tranche of release of ADM funds for the remaining non-recipient municipalities in Pampanga,” PD Fabia added.

            Assistance to Disadvantaged Municipalities is a funding-support program of the DILG which grants financial subsidy to municipalities in the amount of 15Million Pesos plus an amount determined by the size of population of the LGU and its good performance as determined by the DILG in an annual assessment tool.