As stipulated in the Performance Challenge Fund operations manual, specifically on projects completed, LGOOs V Judith B. Romero and Ener P. Cambronero, members of the Regional PCF Team, together with LGOO VI Jose Algy B. Canlas, DILG Pampanga Focal Person on PCF, conducted ocular inspections on the completed PCF projects of the LGUs of Sasmuan and Minalin in Pampanga last February 20, 2012.
On going project in Minalin Is the construction of three classrooms at San Isidro Elementary School while Sasmuan is in the process of improving its public market. During the activity, the PCF implementing Unit of the respective LGUs were also informed that continuous monitoring shall be done by DILG R3 with regard to the maintenance of the projects.
The Performance Challenge Fund (PCF) was established by the Department as an incentive to qualified LGUs for the implementation of local development projects aligned with the national government strategic thrust and goals. It encourages convergence of local development projects with the present administration’s priority programs for the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), maintenance of core road network to boost tourism and local economic development, the objectives of the Philippine Disaster Risk reduction and Management Act of 2010, and the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000.
In CY 2011, nineteen (19) LGUs in Region 3 that belong to the 4th to 6th income class LGUs were granted with the Performance Challenge Fund. Projects in the remaining LGU grantees include among others construction of Municipal Dumpsite, MRF and procurement of Garbage Collection Equipment, Improvements of Rural Health Units and construction of Market Stalls.