TWO million pesos worth of projects await towns whose mayors attended the League of Municipalities of the Philippines (LMP) Cebu Chapter’s yearend executive session on Saturday night, Dec. 14, 2019.
A post on the official Facebook page of the Provincial Government reveals that Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia will extend P2 million worth of projects to municipalities whose local chief executives were present in the LMP’s last session for 2019.
In a text message to SunStar Cebu on Sunday, Dec. 15, Liloan Mayor and LMP president Christina Garcia-Frasco said a total of 29 mayors attended the event.
Among those who were present were Mayors Marlon Garcia (Barili), who sits as LMP local chapter vice president for internal affairs; Sun Shimura (Daanbantayan), who serves as treasurer; and Lakambini Reluya (San Fernando), who serves as secretary. There were also two town mayors who sent representatives on their behalf, while two others registered but did not attend.
“Our League of Municipalities is very grateful to Governor Gwen Garcia for this Christmas gift of P2 million for our municipalities. The projects will focus on infrastructure to ensure maximum benefit to our constituents,” Frasco said.
SunStar Cebu tried to reach Garcia for comment, but she was not available as of press time.
The governor has been extending funds for projects to local government units in the province.
Each of the 962 village chiefs who were present during the first general assembly of the League of Barangays in the Philippines Cebu Chapter last July 19 received a “bonus” of P100,000 worth of financial assistance from the Provincial Government.
At the time, the governor said barangay chairpersons can use the funds for projects aside from those initiatives based on the Provincial Government’s priority programs.
The Provincial Government, under Garcia’s administration, will be working on the installation of level three water systems, concreting and/or opening of barangay roads, electrification in sitios, multi-purpose pavements and the rehabilitation of barangay halls, health centers, community stages and covered courts. (RTF)