June 21, 2024

MALIBCONG, Abra – The Regional Task Force on Ending Local Communist Armed-Conflict conducted another inspection and monitoring of projects under the Support to Barangay Development Program (SBDP) in the province.

This was the fifth monitoring and inspection since the start of the implementation of the SBDP projects last year in barangays Naguilian and Ud-udiao in Sal-lapadan and barangays Dulao, Duldulao, and Buanao in Malibcong. Each barangay was granted P20 million worth of projects under the SBDP.

The projects visited were four water systems at Barangay Naguilian, a local road upgrade at Barangay Ud-udiao, a local road upgrade in Barangay Dulao, a local road upgrade and a construction of health station at Barangay Buanao, and a local road upgrade and a water system at Barangay Duldulao.

In Ud-udiao, the upgrading of local access road is now at 79 percent complete. The project includes construction of box culvert and stone masonry. It has a total length of 1,490.21 meters connecting Ud-udiao Proper, Sitio Nangas-asan, and Sitio Mabungtot.

In Duldulao, the Level II water system project is 24.4 percent complete. It is seen to benefit 76 households of the barangay.

In Barangay Dulao, the construction of a local road upgrade with allocation of P16.9M is 66.93 percent complete. The remaining fund was proposed for the construction of a school building which is yet to start.

The inspection and monitoring team were not able to visit Barangay Bayabas due to the heavy downpour and swelling of the river near Barangay Dulao.

Based on the reports of project engineers, the construction of potable water system in the barangay is already complete.

The monitoring team was led by the SBDP project engineers of the Department of the Interior and Local Government-Cordillera with the Provincial Engineering Office of Abra, Philippine National Police, the 24th and 71st Infantry Battalions of the Philippine Army, Department of Public Works and Highways-Abra District Engineering Office, and the Philippine Information Agency. – PIA Abra