Between September and December this year, the provincial government of Negros Occidental has distributed P8.4-million of funding for projects in nine cities and municipalities.
The cities of Sagay and Cadiz and the municipalities of Hinigaran and La Castallena received P2 million from the provincial government in October to fund various local projects.
In September, a total of P4.419 million in project assistance was distributed to the municipalities of Calatrava and Toboso, and the cities of Sagay and Escalante.
Candoni, a 4th class municipality, is the latest recipient of financial assistance. Town Mayor Cicero Borromeo, along with officials from the beneficiary-barangays to benefit from the funding, received checks amounting to P2 million from NegOcc governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. on Tuesday. The funds are to go towards projects in 6 barangays.
The breakdown of the financial assistance given by the provincial government to Candoni includes P250,000 for the improvement of the multi-purpose hall in Barangay East; P300,000 to rehabilitate the water system of Barangay Gatuslao, P300,000 to rehabilitate the Barangay West Hall, P350,000 to accomplish the concreting of the cemetery road located in Barangay Banga, P500,000 to be used for the roofing of Barangayy Cabia-an’s multipurpose hall bleachers, and P300,000 to construct a water system in Barangay Haba.
Other notable projects used with the financial grants since September include the grant of P80,000 to the Aliwanay Farmworkers Association of Escalante City for a sustainable food production project; P250,000 to the Cervantes Seaweed and Mangrove Association for a project on sustainable fishery production; and P1.05 million and P687,000 to barangays Minapasok and Mina-utok in Calatrava, respectively, to develop mobility services for emergency and disaster preparedness projects. Much of the funding was used to better existing community infrastructure.