November 26, 2022

BESAO, Mountain Province – Another Support to Barangay Development Program (SBDP) project in Barangay Tamboan in Besao is now complete.

Provincial Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (PTF-Elcac) with representatives from the Department of the Interior and Local Government-Cordillera conducted monitoring of the three projects in said barangay recently.

The team noted the Improvement of Tambaon Barangay Road worth P6 million is now 100 percent complete.

The 142.5 meters double lane road, whose construction started in August, is the second SBDP project in Tamboan to be finished.

The inspection team was composed of representatives from DILG-Cordillera, Philippine National Police, 69th Infantry Battalion, Philippine Army, DILG-Mountain Province Department of Public Works and Highways,   Provincial Engineering Office, Philippine Information Agency, Besao Municipal Mayor Johnson D. Bantog II and the barangay officials of Tamboan.

Also present are contractors Murphy A. Ruyagan and Berwil C. Omengan.

During the exit conference, Engr. Joseph D. Lopez of DILG-Cordillera presented the defects noted and recommendations on the three inspected projects.

The team, together with the project contractors, agreed on correcting the defects noted on the target dates.

Tamboan is the lone SBDP beneficiary barangay of Mountain Province for 2021.

Under the SBDP of the National Task Force Elcac or the “whole of nation approach” to end insurgency, a recipient barangay is allocated P20 million for community development projects.

This is the second SBDP project to be physically completed in Mountain Province. – Valerie Taguba