REGIONAL-NEWS

DILG 10: NorMin SBDP-recipient LGUs strategize project implementation

June 7, 2021

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)-Region 10 met with local chief executives from Bukidnon, Misamis Occidental, and Misamis Oriental to strategize and expedite the compliance of the technical documentary requirements for the Support to Barangay Development Program (SBDP) projects.

DILG-10 Regional Director Arnel M. Agabe said the local government units (LGUs) play a critical role in carrying out the SBDP programs in their respective localities.

We know for a fact that these geographically-isolated and disadvantaged areas (GIDA) or these conflict-affected barangays really need the financial assistance from the national government for them to realize the basic services and programs as identified in their enhanced barangay development plan,” said Agabe.

What the LGUs can do is to fast track submission and compliance of the technical documentary requirements within the month,” he added.

After an in-depth discussion on the status of compliance of the needed technical documentary requirements, the LGUs expressed their commitment to expedite submission and to start implementation of the projects.

Agabe said among the topics discussed during the meeting were the salient points of Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Local Budget Circular No. 135 or the Guidelines on the Release and Utilization of the Local Government Support Fund (LGSF)-SBDP of the National Task Force on Ending Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) in the FY 2021 General Appropriations Act.

He expressed his gratitude to the local chief executives for their efforts and continued support, which prompted the issuance of the Sub-Allotment Release Order (SARO) and Notice of Cash Allocation (NCA) by the DBM, and the Notice of Authority to Debit Account Issued (NADAI) by the Bureau of Treasury (BTr) to the designated provincial and city governments.