Davao N inks P235-m for barangay projects

Tagum City – The province of Davao del Norte  and the Land Bank of the Philippines concluded a loan agreement over the weekend to finance vital infrastructure projects designed to pump prime economic activities in all barangays.
Gov. Rodolfo del Rosario signed the P235-million deal with LBP proceeds of  which had been earmarked for about 440 selected projects from 223 barangays.  The projects, Del Rosario said, include among others, roads and bridges, water systems, solar dryers and sea walls.
The Sanggunian Panlalawigan, chaired by Vice Gov. Victorio “Baby” Suaybaguio had earlier approved a resolution authorizing Governor Del Rosario to sign the loan agreement for the province.
Suaybaguio said that “the Provincial Board stands four square in support of the measure to deliver what the provincial officials promised to our political constituents”.
Early on, every barangay in the province was made to submit not less than three priority projects of their choice to the office of the governor. This undertaking was overseen by Anthony del Rosario, the Executive Assistant of the Governor,  who deliberated with the barangay officials what projects they want done first on the basis of what would generally benefit their constituents. Suaybaguio said that all projects are attuned to Governor Del Rosario’s objective that No Barangay shall be Left Behind (NOBLE). He also said that out of the loan package only P4-million will be spent for the purchase of four units vehicles for the provincial engineer’s office.
Governor Del Rosario said that all the projects will be undertaken simultaneously so that the benefits will redound to the people immediately. “We promised to increase our agricultural productivity to be of help to the looming food crisis brought about by destructive typhoons in Luzon. The earlier we accomplish these projects, the better for our people”, the governor said.
Governor del Rosario and Vice Governor Suaybaguio said that every barangay will get their share as they want to see to it that every family in each will attain their maximum basic needs.