DAVAO CITY (PIA) – The provincial government of Davao del Sur has assisted more barangays and peoples organizations as it continues to provide livelihood support and projects across the province.
In the convocation program of the employees at the provincial capitol in Digos City on Monday (May 30, 2022), Governor Marc Cagas has turned over a total of P3.1 million worth of financial assistance to a barangay council and various POs.
From the total financial assistance, the Barangay Buas in Matanao town received P2 million to fund its relocation site with a land area of 20,000 square meters.
According to the Davao del Sur Provincial Information Office, the aid under the Relocation Site Development Program (RSDP) will benefit 149 qualified residents.
For the livelihood assistance, the Punta Biao Fish Vendors Association of Barangay Cogon in Digos City is a recipient of P112,000.00 to be used as additional capital for their micro-enterprise projects.
Among those that received financial assistance worth P200,000.00 each from the provincial government are Purok San Francisco Livelihood Association of Barangay San Miguel in Digos City, and Barangay Leling United Farmers Association of Barangay Leling, municipality of Hagonoy.
The Samahang Mananagat ng San Isidro of Barangay San Isidro, Padada; New Shrine Bulacan Association of Barangay Bulacan, Malalag; Tamlangon Womens Workers Association of Barangay Tamlangon, Matanao are also recipients of the P200,000.00 livelihood aid.
Earlier in May this year, the provincial government has provided the barangay local government of Igpit in Digos City and Kanapolo in Magsaysay town with rescue vehicles.
Each rescue vehicle costs P533,000.00 which will serve the residents in time of emergencies and calamities.
Meanwhile, the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has officially turned over on Thursday (May 26), the Mt. Apo Agri-Eco Tourism Park to the provincial government of Davao del Sur.
The newly-completed agri-eco tourism park, which is an initiative of Congresswoman Mercedes Cagas, is located in Barangay Kapatagan, Digos City.
According to DPWH-XI, the park consisting of eight infrastructure projects has a total cost of ₱116.904 million.
The DPWH-XI has also completed and turned over on May 24, 2022, high-quality municipal hall and gymnasium projects to the local government of Hagonoy.
Hagonoy Mayor Franco Magno Calida accepted the municipal hall which amounted to P20 million and municipal gymnasium which also has a cost of P20 million.
The infrastructures were repaired due to the damage caused by the strong earthquake in 2019. (PIA-XI/Carina L. Cayon/Franchette Delfin)