TABUK CITY, Kalinga – During the conduct of barangay revisit at barangay Tuga, Mayor Darwin C. Estrañero once again reminded the barangay officials to stick to the top ten priority projects of the barangay when it comes to the issuance of resolutions.
This is following incidents where resolutions requesting for certain projects are in his office but not included in the top ten priority projects of their barangays.
“Isu garud nga adda iti numbers na iti priority projects yo tapno isu iti suruten. Saan kayo nga ag jump off nga dagos,” he said.
Mayor Estrañero asked the participants to carefully determine the immediate needs of their barangay for the next three years to avoid such incident.
“Umili iti maka ammo nu anya iti masapol da, ada kami lang nga mangi guide kadakwada,” he said stressing that funding of projects are based on the proposed Barangay Development Plan and priority projects.
On the other hand, Association of Barangay Captains President Henry Tubban Jr. lauded the officialdom and residents of Barangay Tuga for their active participation during the revisit as the different sectors and organizations were well represented.
“Ditoy nga makita nga supportive dagiti bumarangay iti opisyales nga mang-determine iti priority projects iti barangay Tuga,” he said.
He urged barangay officials to be more proactive in seeking financing from various funding agencies (provincial and national) rather than relying simply on the city government’s allotted budget. He also urged residents to remain watchful and to act as watchdogs to ensure the projects are properly implemented.
Maricel Daluping Kiley of the City Planning and Development Office explained that prior to the drafting of the barangay development plan, they have instructed all the barangay officials to conduct a pre-consultation among the different sectors composed of the academe, religious, youth, agriculture, among others.
Kiley added that in proposing the BDP, officials must not only dwell on infrastructure projects but to include health and livelihood programs as well. By Mae-Ann Padilla