The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Zambales conducted the first monthly provincial assessment and calibration of status of various Locally-Funded Projects (LFPs) for CY 2023. The said activity was steered to ensure that the objectives of development projects will be relayed to the local government units (LGUs).
Cluster Team Leader Melissa D. Nipal,stressed in her message, “...this activity is conducted to assist the LGUs and to ensure that the implementation of the projects are within the timeline and in accordance with the implementation guidelines”.
One of the highlights of the activity is the discussion on the newly funded projects under the Local Government Support Fund - Financial Assistance to Local Government Units (LGSF-FALGU) which will benefit three (3) municipal LGUs and seven (7) barangays. Also, proposed priority projects of 18 barangay beneficiaries in the Municipalities of Candelaria, Masinloc, Sta. Cruz, and Subic are expected to be funded under the LGSF – Support to Barangay Development Program (SBDP) of National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC). The said projects under this program have an approved budget in the F.Y. 2023 General Appropriations Act (GAA) with a total of Php 118,923,879.00 that will be equally allocated to the target beneficiary barangays amounting to Php 6,606,882.17 each.
Discussed also were the accomplishments from the previous year showing clearly manifestations of the Local Government Unit’s hard work and perseverance to deliver quality service to the constituents.
The said activity was participated by the Municipal Engineers, Municipal Accountants, Local Finance Committee Members, SubayBAYAN Focal Persons and RSSA Focal Persons coming from the thirteen (13) Municipalities, representatives from the Provincial Engineering Office (PEO) and concerned barangay officials.