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Capitol gives P33.6 million aid to 1st District

Kristin De Dios - The Freeman

CEBU, Philippines — The six local government units (LGU’s) of the 1st District of Cebu received a total of ?33.6 million in financial assistance from the provincial government last Saturday.

In this batch of Caravan of Government Services held in Minglanilla town, the cities of Talisay, Naga, and Carcar, and the municipalities of Minglanilla, San Fernando, and Sibonga were the recipients of the aid.

Each LGU received a ?5-million check from Governor Gwendolyn Garcia. The ?2 million will be allocated for infrastructure projects, while ?3 million will serve as their calamity funds.

The ?3-million calamity funds were released in response to the devastating effects of El Niño after the Capitol declared Cebu under a state of calamity through Executive Order No. 9, series of 2024.

According to Sugbo News, the official Facebook page of the provincial government, the utilization of these funds will be subject to the usual accounting and auditing rules.

In his speech, Minglanilla Mayor Mayor Rajiv Enad thanked Garcia for making use of the caravan to provide help to the people of the province.

“We can only hope that the Caravan of Services will be continued, will be sustained, and will be institutionalized kay grabe ni ka-epektibo nga mabati g’yud nato ang presensya sa provincial government dinhi sa Minglanilla ug sa tibuok Probinsya sa Sugbo,” said Enad.

The checks were received by Enad, Talisay City Mayor Samsam Gullas, City of Naga Mayor Valdemar Chiong, San Fernando Mayor Mytha Ann Canoy, Carcar City Mayor Patrick Barcenas, and Sibonga Mayor Lionel Bacaltos.

1st District Congresswoman Rhea Mae Gullas, as well as Board Members Raul Bacaltos and Stanley Caminero were also present during the Caravan.

Additionally, the governor also handed ?200,000 to 18 barangays of the district, or three barangays from each of the six LGUs for their infrastructure projects.

“This assistance from the Capitol aims to improve and develop the LGU’s while simultaneously helping to alleviate the lives of the Cebuanos,” read a portion of their Facebook post. (CEBU NEWS)

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