The DILG Zambales, headed by Provincial Director Armi V. Bactad, CESO V, spearheaded the conduct of the Follow-through Activity on Locally Funded Projects (LFP) Forum on November 29, 2017 at Vista Marina Hotel, SBFZ to ensure that the commitments of the Local Government Units (LGUs) in the implementation and completion of LFPs in their respective municipalities will be achieved.
The Municipal Planning and Development Coordinators, Municipal Social Welfare and Development Officers, Municipal Accountants, Municipal Agriculture Officers and Municipal Engineers from the thirteen municipalities of Zambales together with the representatives from the different National Government Agencies such as Department of Education (DepEd), Department of Health (DOH), Department of Agriculture (DA) and Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) attended the said forum.
PD Bactad in her opening message appreciated the participation and cooperation of all the participants in the activity. The need to complete the LFP Projects in all the municipalities before the Fiscal Year 2017 ends was emphasized by PD Bactad. “Magkaisa tayo sa pagpapaunlad ng ating bansa”, said PD Bactad.
DILG Program Officer Engr. Rose Ann Agostosa presented the updated status of the FY 2014-2016 Locally funded Projects of each municipality. In addition, the Region III focal persons from each NGAs presented the status of the Bottom up Budgeting (BuB) projects where the LGUs raised their concerns during the open forum.
With the continuous reminders and agreed commitments, the DILG Zambales continues to support the LGUs in ensuring 100% project completion rate by the end of 2017.