A far-flung barangay in the municipality of Sogod received a level III water works project worth Php 5 million from the Capitol.
The provincial officials led by Governor Hilario P. Davide III official turned over the project to Barangay Pansoy last Nov. 10.
Davide assured the residents of Barangay Pansoy that the public funds should be delivered back to the people in the form of basic services.
Pansoy Barangay Captain Rolando Solsones said he was happy that the project came to fruition not long after Davide assumed into office. He added that he wanted to get the project before the end of his term next year.
There are 526 households in the barangay. These families get their water from spring water that is located in Sitio Tinawagan, almost two kilometers from the barangay proper.
The P5-million funding came through the P3.5 million and P1.5 million contributions from the province and the municipal government of Sogod, respectively.
Aside from water system, the barangay also got P425,000 day care center project and mini ambulance through the help of Davide.
According to Municipal Mayor Lisa-Marie Durano-Estreegan, these were just part of the P18 million worth of projects implemented in the town by the current administration.
These funds came from the governor’s office and from the legislative assistance fund of the vice governor and board members.
These were downloaded to the municipal government or to the barangay for the implementation of the projects.
Davide explained that the scheme expressed his trust on the capabilities of the local chief executives to implement projects on their own.
Salsones also requested the governor for P1 million to finish their evacuation center.
He said the evacuation center is now the last project that he believed is most needed in the barangay. He said he will do his best to finish the project before the end of his term in 2016.