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Thursday, August 5, 2021

TUBAJON, DINAGAT ISLANDS LGU SEEKS HELP IN FUNDING CONSTRUCTION OF MUNICIPAL PIER

MANILA - The Network Briefing News continues to bridge local government units and national government agencies, as it responded to the request of Tubajon LGU in Dinagat Islands province.

During the Thursday episode, Tubajon LGU requested from the Department of Transportation (DOTr) a budget allocation for their proposed municipal wharf. Mayor Simplicia Pedrablanca said that this year was their third time to request for the inclusion of the project in the agency’s budget.

Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar, the program host, relayed the message of DOTr Assistant Secretary for Maritime Vice Admiral Narciso A. Vingson, Jr.

“Based on our records, DOTr received the transmittal letter from Tubajon LGU, including the attached resolution on May 31, 2021. Our fiscal year 2022 budget proposal was submitted to DBM earlier in May. Nonetheless, considering that Tubajon is a 5th class municipality, the proposal can be evaluated for possible inclusion in our next budget programming cycle, subject to the LGU compliance of documents required by DBM and formal endorsement of their RDC to the DOTr,” he read.

Asec. Vingson said that DOTr’s Water Transport Planning Division will be evaluating and assisting the LGU for their documentary requirements on this matter, which need to be submitted to the Department of Budget and Management (DBM).

PCOO Secretary also pledged to help the LGU follow up on the request for funding on other local projects there.

The town of Tubajon is known for its rich seafood products which are being transported to the mainland in Surigao City. They also deliver in parts of Cebu, Leyte, and Davao.

Mayor Pedrablanca also thanked the national government for its continued support for the local government unit, including the provisions under the Bayanihan Laws in  response to the COVID-19 pandemic. She also hopes that the administration will continue to extend their assistance to them as the country recovers from the health crisis.

“First of all I would like to thank DBM Secretary Wendel Avisado, especially kay President Rodrigo Duterte for granting our request for a new multi-purpose building last year. We are also grateful for the Bayanihan 1 and 2 because it has helped us during this time,” she said.