SAGADA, MOUNTAIN PROVINCE- Two farm to market roads here under the Bottom up Budgetting (BUB) for investigation reached focal person for Mountain Province Lynn Madalang.
Questions on status of implementation and process on project identification were asked by petitioners on farm to market roads Ato-Engan located at Patay Poblacion and Canipawan-Mabbay implemented by the Sagada local government.
Some 15 farmers and residents here questioned alleged double funding of P350,000 for the Canipawan –Mabbay farm to market road and a P350,000 for Ato- Engan Patay FMR sourced from the 2013 BUB listed projects allotted for said roads.
|Left with no riprap constructed , the residential house above donated|
portion of the road is prone to landslide
Also, the amount of P3.5 million was allotted for the Ato-Engan FMR with funds sourced from the same ‘realigned’ 10 million peso Pamana funds earlier budgeted for the P15 million Tanulong-Madongo FMR.
A P1.3 million was again programmed for the Ato-Engan FMR from the 2014 BUB listed funded projects.
The 10 million peso fund realigned from the P15 million Tanulong-Madongo FMR sourced from Pamana funds in 2013-2014 was programmed for Anga-ang – Angtin Madongo FMR at P3.5 million, Canipawan-Mabaay FMR at P3.5 million, and Ato-Engan FMR at P3 million nd bidded out by the Department of Agriculture in 2013.
|The owner of the donated lot complains why no steps |
were constructed to add to the uncoontinued parapet.
Petitioners also asked where the P350,000 and P1.3 million BUB listed fund worked on at the same Ato-Engan FMR where the realigned P3.5 million PAMANA fund was allotted for.
Identification of said projects was asked how the BUB listed projects were picked out when other Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) have their respective income generating proposals to answer intentions of the BUB mechanism to address poverty alleviation and job generation.
Petitioners ask that the projects be investigated suggesting substandard work with cracks on the already implemented Ato-Engan FMR.
|Obviously substandard work with buttered add-on cement |
and uneven pavement
BUB ensures funding for the development needs of localities in the budget proposals of participating national government agencies; and the process of project identification involving representatives from the government and CSOs.
|The once beautiful fence was destroyed and interlinks |
unrestored to the ire of the owner who complained to the implementing
Department of Agriculture and Local Government Unit of Sagada.
The process intends to provide funding for projects to provide basic social services, mitigate hunger, generate jobs, and disaster preparedness.
|Lousy drainage. Water shall get pooled here |
for whatever purpose
Earlier guidelines did not identify farm to markets roads as unallowed projects. The 2015 guidelines specially identified FMR as not allowed projects as these are too costly for the limited funds under BUB listing. ( April 5, 2015 Mountain Province Exponent)