PIA News Service - Sunday, December 18, 2011

DPWH allots P15.3-M road maintenance budget for Butuan City in 2012

by Robert E. Roperos

BUTUAN CITY, Dec. 18 (PIA)
-– The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Butuan City District Engineering Office (BCDEO) has allotted P15,307,000 for the road maintenance of this city in 2012.

The announcement was made by BCDEO Planning Engr. Rey Canlas in an interview with a local broadcaster here recently, saying roads in the city must be well-maintained so that this will last for a long period of time.

“Naa ta’y budget nga P15,307,000 for the whole year para sa atong maintenance sa kalsada sa national highway sa Butuan City area,” Canlas said.

(We have a budget allocation amounting to P15,307,000 for the whole year for the maintenance of roads in the national highway in Butuan City area.)

Engr. Canlas said aside from developing farm-to-market and barangay roads, DPWH is also focusing on the maintenance of the roads. “Through this, the local government could be able to save money,” he added.

The BCDEO official also said part of the budget will go to the wages of the workers who will maintain the said infrastructure project.

He added these workers are under the “Kalsada Natin, Alagaan Natin” program of the national government.

The nationwide program aimed to implement maintenance and infrastructure development particularly on road projects. (PIA-Caraga)

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DILG directs LGUs to exercise transparency, accountability governance

by Robert E. Roperos

BUTUAN CITY, Dec. 18 (PIA)
-– The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has directed the Local Government Units (LGUs) to exercise transparency and accountability governance in support to the flagship program of President Benigno S. Aquino III.

According to DILG Agusan del Norte Provincial Director Clementino Pontillo, the local chief executives and officials of every LGU should at all times, exercise and implement transparency and accountability governance so that their constituents will know all the transactions that have been made.

Pontillo also said the constituents must also know the financial transactions that have been undertaken by the LGU.

In this way, Pontillo said, graft and corruption will be minimized, if not, be totally eliminated.

The official said one way of doing this is to post all their transactions especially matters that involved financial aspect in their websites. He also said if the LGUs don’t have website, they can post it in the website of DILG.

Pontillo added this is one of the mandates of DILG as advocated by Secretary Jesse Robrero. (PIA-Caraga)

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Tagalog News: Pagtaas ng krimen sa Butuan, pag-aaralan ng bagong BCPO chief

ni Robert E. Roperos

BUTUAN CITY, Dis. 18 (PIA)
-– Pag-aaralan ng bagong hepe ng Butuan City Police Office (BCPO) ang pagtaas ng krimen na nangyayari ngayon sa siyudad.

Ito ang sinabi kamakailaan lang ng bagong nahirang na hepe ng BCPO na si PSupt. Pedro Ubaldo.

Sa pakikipanayam sa opisyal, inamin nito na dahil bago pa lamang siya dito, kailangan niya munang pag-aralan kung ano ang puno’t dahilan ng pagtaas ng krimen.

“Pag-aaralan ko po ‘yan kung ano ang dahilan ng pagtaas ng krimen natin… Alamin natin kung ano ang puno’t dulo nito… Alamin din natin kung paano ito matutugunan upang hindi na ito lalong tumaas pa,” ani Ubaldo.

Samantala, kumbinsado naman ang opisyal na maaaring ang mga hakbanging ginagawa ng kapulisan dito ay hindi naaayon sa pangangailangan ng komunidad o dili kaya’y ang maluwang na pagpapatupad ng batas ang isa sa naging dahilan ng pagtaas ng krimen.

Dahil dito, sinabi ni Ubaldo na nararapat lamang na pag-aaralan muna ng pamunuan niya at nang sa gayon ay makakagawa ng mabuting hakbang upang malutas ang nasabing problema.

Nakiusap din ang opisyal sa mga tao na sana maging mahinahon upang maiwasan ang kahit na anong hindi pagkakaunawaan at nang sa gano’n, hindi hahantong sa anumang uri ng krimen.

Bago ito nahirang noong bilang hepe ng BCPO noong Huwebes, si PSUpt Ubaldo ay dating naka-assign sa probinsiya ng Pampanga. (PIA-Caraga)