Each of the 436 barangays in the third district of Bohol has been allocated P45,000 for self-designed projects.
Third District Rep. Arthur Yap had started the distribution of checks to 15 barangays in last weekâ€™s working days, together with the provincial government.
The first to receive P45,000 in checks on March 22 were barangaysÂ West Lungsodaan and Cagwang in Garcia-Hernandez; Estaca in Pilar, and Adlawan in Valencia.
West Lungsodaan will be constructing a barangay multi-purpose building; while barangay Cagwang will be improving their drainage system; and barangay Estaca will be improving their evacuation center.
The following day, March 23, Yap distributed the checks from the Provincial Treasurerâ€™s Office to barangays Lundag in Pilar for the improvement and rehabilitation of their evacuation center; and barangay Balili in Jagna for culvert riprapping.
On March 24, Yap distributed checks to barangays Gon-ob in Loboc for Â road gravelling; Villa Aurora in Bilar for the completion of their multi-purpose hall; Baybayon in Mabini for the construction of multi-purpose building; Poblacion in Lila for repainting of multi-purpose building; Cutcutan in Valencia for improvement and furnishing of multi-purpose building; Anoling in Candijay for improvement of water works; Cogtong in Candijay for improvement of multi-purpose hall; Cagong-cagong in Alicia rehabilitation of multi-purpose building; and Angilan in Duero for construction of multi-purpose building.
Since his first term as congressman of third district, YapÂ aims to give projects straight to the barangays, as part of rural infrastructure agenda under his HEART program which focuses on health, education, agriculture, rural development and tourism.
Yap is committed to empower the barangays and bring the projects closer to the people by giving the barangays the chance to implement their own projects,
This way, barangays will be empowered and will become more responsible.
Because of this goal, Yap facilitated for the release of P45,000 worth of projects to all barangays in the third district.
This is in partnership with the provincial government through the leadership of Governor Edgar Chatto and Vice Governor Concepcion Lim.
Out of the 436 barangays in the third district, 65 barangays are yet to submit their project proposals.
In the process, barangays have to submit a resolution or project proposal, program of works, and site map to Yapâ€™s; then the screening of projects will follow at the Provincial Engineerâ€™s Office (PEO); the supporting documents will then forwarded to the Local Government Affairs of the Capitol for the governorâ€™s approval.
Other steps to follow are preparation of attachments of the memorandum of understanding (MOU); MOU for signature by the barangay captain; MOU for Chattoâ€™s signature; MOU for signature by the provincial engineer; signed MOU will be notarized at the Provincial Legal Office; notarized MOU will be returned to the PEO for preparation of voucher; the voucher will be forward to the Provincial Budget Office for signature of the provincial budget officer; the voucher will be forwarded to the Provincial Accounting Office for pre-auditing if the barangay has no unliquidated project with the provincial government .
If the barangay has no unliquidated project, the voucher will be forwarded to the Provincial Treasurerâ€™s Office for the preparation of check; the check will be forwarded to the Local Government Affairs office for the governorâ€™s signature; and theÂ signed check will be released to the recipient barangay.
Barangays just have to make sure they have no unliquidated projects with the provincial government so that their checks will be released.