Ifugao receives P24 M worth of anti-insurgency infra projects
Six projects worth P24-million are expected to bring government services closer to communities, providing safer access to health and education, as well as transportation and delivery of farm produce to market centers, while also boosting economic development in the barangays.
Through the Support to Barangay Development Program (SBDP), the Department of the Interior and Local Government-Cordillera together with the municipal government of Asipulo, Department of Social Welfare and Development, Armed Forces of the Philippines, Philippine National Police, barangay officials, volunteers, and community members inaugurated farm-to-market roads worth P24 million in barangays Binablayan, Danggo, Gumhang, Luhong, Tokucan in Tinoc and Barangay Pula in Asipulo.
These projects will connect more areas within the province as the government improves constituents’ living conditions, including easier access to education, health, and other government services.
Implementation of the SBDP is a game changer in our fight for justice, long lasting peace and inclusive and sustainable development in the country,” said DILG Regional Director Araceli San Jose during the turn-over ceremony of the projects.
She said people living in SBDP barangays and geographically isolated and disadvantaged areas are gradually realizing the true meaning of change and government care, which they have never realized before due to the protracted ideologies propagated by the communists.
“Billy”, a farmer and resident of Barangay Danggo, Tinoc, said that after many years of experiencing difficulty in transporting his produce to market centers, delivery has been hastened through the construction of farm to market roads.
Barangay Tokucan Punong Barangay Eduardo Ngo-oy expressed his gratitude for the provision of government services through the SBDP in their barangay. “Ngayon mas mapapabilis na yung pagdadala ng aming gulay. Mas makakatiyak tayo na mas mapapaganda yung pamumuhay ng mga tao dito sa aming barangay. Bago ang implementasyon ng SBDP project, ang daan na ito ay maputik at napakadelikado kaya minsan natatagalan kaming dalhin ang aming ng mga gulay sa sentro.”
SBDP is a program of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict with the goal of bringing development to former conflict-prone communities. – Press release