Secretary, DILG
E-mail: emanodilg@dilg.gov.ph
Undersecretary for Local Government
E-mail: mcsacendoncillo@dilg.gov.ph
Regional Director
E-mail: mliringan@dilg.gov.ph
Assistant Regional Director
E-mail: aasanjose@dilg.gov.ph
CONTACT NO#: (074) 422-6339
Gov. Fongwan, Mankayan Mayor Luspian, and DILG Benguet PD Fegcan during the ground breaking ceremony for the project improvement and upgrading of Guinaoang- Suyoc- Gambang Provincial Road in Mankayan, Benguet last May 2.

Work for the P 56 M project improvement and upgrading of Guinaoang- Suyoc- Gambang Provincial Road in Mankayan, Benguet officially started with the ground breaking ceremony last May 2 at Taneg, Mankayan. Residents from three barangay beneficiaries stood as witnesses with Gov. Nestor Fongwan, Mankayan Mayor Materno Luspian and DILG Benguet Provincial Director Rufina Fegcan as guests.

Of the P 56 M project cost, about P 11.365 M is the provincial government’s counterpart while more than P 45.461 M is from the Konkreto at Ayos na LanSAngan: ang DAan Tungo sa Pangkalahatang Kaunlaran or KALSADA program of the national government.
Funds for two projects under the KALSADA program was directly downloaded to Benguet provincial government upon the endorsement of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).  The program hopes to enhance local government systems, processes and practices in local road management with DILG extending technical assistance.

The other project is the rehabilitation and improvement of the Halsema-Madaymen provincial road worth P 53.378 M -- P 42.7 M of which is KALSADA fund and P 10.6 M as the provincial government’s counterpart.

KALSADA is a provincial road rehabilitation and upgrading program for provincial governments that passed the criteria for eligibility which includes the 2014 Good Financial Housekeeping (GFH) Assessment of the DILG and readiness criteria. Benguet is among the 73 provinces nationwide who qualified for the program.
Eligible road works include upgrading (gravel to concrete), improvement or road widening and drainage improvement, expanding earthworks, geometric design improvement and major slope protection, and rehabilitation or replacement of deteriorated drainage/ damaged pavement.

Through the development of all provincial and local roads, the government hopes to achieve significant improvement on budgeting for the road sector, strengthened capacity of provincial engineering offices in road design, road management and major increase in capacity of provincial government to generate income.# DILG Release

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Through the initiative of the CSOs of Baguio headed by Ms. Judith Maranes, CPRAT Co-Chair and CSO Core Group Member for BUB 2016 conducted a City CSO forum on April 14-16, and 18, 2016 at the Baguio City Multipurpose Hall.

The Forum highlighted the BUB 2016 project Comprehensive Livelihood Program composed of the following components:  Values Formation by DSWD worth P 1.3M;   Capacity Building to be implemented by TESDA worth P 4M;  Livelihood Opportunities to be implemented by DOLE worth P 10.8 M;  Construction of a Livelihood Development Center to be implemented by the City Government worth P 3.9M; and Yamang Pinoy training on product quality and safety worth P 700,000.  

Capacity building by TESDA include dressmaking NC II, tailoring NC II, hilot (wellness massage) NC II, Automotive NC I Perform Diesel Gas/Engine Tune Up, and Service Engine.  Livelihood Opportunities by DOLE includes Community Enterprise Development and Skills Training on Beauty Care, Community Enterprise Development and Skills Training on Computer shop and Printing services, Community Enterprise on Knitting, Community Enterprise on Weaving, Community Enterprise on Baking, and Community Enterprise on the procurement of seeding production materials.

Participants were advised to signify their intent to participate in the trainings offered. The trainings will start immediately as long as the list of beneficiaries has been finalized by the CSO Core group.

The activity also served as an avenue for the CSOs and Pantawid beneficiaries to share their experiences on the Pantawid Program and the BUB process and express issues and concerns in order to identify immediate solutions.

The CCT Bill otherwise known as the Batas Pantawid was presented by the DSWD while DILG - Baguio City Director Evelyn B. Trinidad discussed the Barangay BUB. The forum culminated with the signing of the commitment to the Batas Pantawid and BUB coalition.# Sherwin Ray O. Daep, DILG Baguio

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Completed BUB 2014 Agadangan Relocation Site Domestic Water Supply under the SALINTUBIG  Project in Tadian, Mountain Province.
2015 BUB Project, Construction of Bayongyong Flood Control in Bananao, Paracelis.
Completed BUB 2014 Local Access Road showing the Improvement of Bacarri-Bunot Road in Paracelis, Mountain Province.

Many of the recipients of projects funded under the Bottom-up Budgeting (BuB) in Mountain Province have expressed gratitude because most of their perennial problems in their communities are now addressed.

Since 2013, 67 projects were funded under the DILG-Bub, 56 of which are already completed, with five on-going.  Procurement process for the six approved project for the BuB 2016 will resume once election ban has been lifted.

As a result of the completed projects, recipients are now enjoying safer and cleaner environments, better access roads and faster delivery of goods and commodities to the market, and more importantly, better access to safe and potable water systems and sanitation services thus reducing morbidity cases caused by water-borne and poor sanitation- related diseases.

In 2013, four potable water systems were implemented in the municipalities of Bontoc, Sadanga and Sagada amounting to P5,370,000.00.

In 2014, 16 Local Access Roads were completed in various locations in Bontoc, Sagada, Paracelis and Tadian with a total amount of P10,117,500.00. In the same year, 21 water projects with a total amount of 9,387,500.00 were also implemented in Bauko, Bontoc, Paracelis, Sagada and Tadian.

In 2015, 15 projects with a total amount of P20,950,000.00 were completed while five projects in the amount of P7,150,000.00 are still ongoing. These projects are located in Barlig, Bauko, Bontoc, Natonin, Paracelis, Sabangan, Sadanga, Sagada and Tadian.
For CY 2016, P18,300,000.00 worth of five water projects in Bauko, Besao, and Natonin, and one evacuation facility in Sadanga were approved.

BuB, formerly known as Grassroots Participatory Budgeting Process (GPBP), has been going on since 2013 in Mountain Province. It is a reform program that strengthens participation in national budget formulation and project implementation.  Local communities, represented by the civil society organizations in partnership with the Local Government Units (LGUs) are given the power to decide on what priority projects to be implemented in their areas. More projects under BuB are funded through other participating national government agencies.#Imelda F. Banganan/DILG Release

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2013 PAMANA “Improvement of Bontoc-Besao Road (Mainit Section)"
2015 PAMANA “Fabuyan-Fangorao Road Concreting With Riprapping”
2013 PAMANA “Besao to Tubo Road Opening”

A total of PhP 202,500,000 for 11 projects was downloaded to Mt. Province  under the Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan (PAMANA) through the DILG starting in 2012.  This is aside from the PAMANA program under the CBA-CPLA and the Government of the Philippines MOA in 2011 and other PAMANA projects downloaded to the province through other national line agencies.

As of press time, six of these projects were completed benefitting thousands of constituents in various communities in Mt. Province.  The Betwagan Bridge Phase II worth P 31M was destroyed by Typhoon Ineng in 2015 and funding assistance from the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council was subsequently requested.

The completed projects were the Construction of Betwagan Bridge Phase I worth P 21M in 2012, and in 2013, the Improvement of the Bontoc-Mainit Road worth P 20M, Besao-Tubo Road Opening worth P50M, Improvement of the Natonin-Toboy Road worth P 20M, and Improvement of the Poblacion-Marat Road in Paracelis worth P 7M. The project Concreting with Riprapping of the Fabuyan-Fang-orao Road in Bontoc worth P 25 M was funded in 2015.

For 2016, a total of 28.5 Million Pesos will be downloaded after the election ban to various LGUs in the province. This fund will cover the following projects: Completion of the Evacuation Center in Ambagiw, Besao worth P 1.5M, Improvement of the Can-eo Waiting Shed in Bontoc worth 1M, Improvement of Water works in Kayan West and Lubon of Tadian worth P 6M, and Improvement of the Betwagan Access Road in Sadanga worth P 20M. # DILG Mt. Province Release

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