The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Region X Office enjoined local government units (LGUs) to ensure strict compliance of documentary requirements for the 308 Support to Barangay Development Program (SBDP) projects in Northern Mindanao with an aggregate total of P20-million.
DILG-10 Regional Director Arnel M. Agabe called on the Project Evaluation Officers (PEOs) and Engineers to meet standards and compliance with all documentary requirements submitted by the barangays and provide whatever technical assistance needed by the 119 beneficiary LGUs.
“We will be the ones to ensure that the P20 million funding for each of the 119 beneficiary barangays will really go where it is intended,” said Agabe during the recent levelling off by the DILG PEOs and Project Development Management Unit (PDMU) engineers for the SBDP covered LGUs.
During the said event, Agabe emphasized the need to have a common understanding among the DILG PEOs and field engineers to ensure complementary efforts of the program implementation and operationalization.
He said that of the 308 SBDP projects, 162 projects are in Bukidnon, 22 in Misamis Occidental and 124 in Misamis Oriental.
The DILG-X Regional Director reminded on the importance of self-protection in the performance of duties following the BIDA ang may Disiplina campaign: B- bawal ang walang face mask at shield, I- i-sanitize ang mga kamay, D- dumistansya ng isang metro sa isa’t isa, at A- aksyon base sa tamang impormasyon.
Meanwhile, DILG X Development Management Officer IV Rumarheveson D. Bacal discussed the project menu checklist which will be used by the PEOs in checking completeness of documents from the barangay level.
Bacal emphasized that all forms shall be compliant to the standards before endorsing to the Project Technical Assessment Team (PTAT).
“Study the process flow and make sure that you know the standards and documentary requirements, so that by the time it reaches the Regional Office, it is already complete,” Bacal said.