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Capitol releases P5.1M for barangay projects

Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson (center) with Sangguniang Panlalawigan board members Sixto Guanzon, Jose Benito Alonso, and Valentino Miguel Alonso, at the turnover of checks for barangay projects yesterday* Capitol PIO photo

Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson and Sangguniang Panlalawigan board members Sixto Guanzon, Jose Benito Alonso, and Valentino Miguel Alonso, led the turnover of checks, worth P5.1 million for the projects of 17 barangays from six local government units of the province, at the Capitol in Bacolod City yesterday.

The recipient barangays that received P300,000 each were Binubuhan, Abuanan, Atipuluan, Bagroy, Ilijan, Alianza, Balingasag, Caridad, and Bacong, all of Bago City, III-Poblacion and Zamora in Pontevedra, Ubay in Pulupandan, Cartagena in Sipalay City, VF Gustilo, Burgos, and Cadiz Viejo of Cadiz City, and Pinaguinpinan of Kabankalan City, a press release from Capitol said.

The projects include the installation of solar street lights, concreting of foot-walks, purchase of barangay utility vehicles, repair and improvement of a child development center, and rehabilitation of barangay halls.

The checks were received by the concerned barangay captains or authorized representatives.

Lacson advised the recipients to make good use of the projects, and he thanked the SP members for approving the project proposals that redound to the benefit of the local communities.

Lacson also turned over a check, worth P1.2 million, to the Home of Hope Foundation, represented by its executive director, Ritche Olivares, during the Provincial Council for the Protection of Children virtual meeting held at the Capitol the other day, in the presence of Provincial Social Welfare and Development officer-in-charge Merle Garcia.

The Home of Hope Inc. is an institution that provides quality basic services for orphaned, abandoned, and neglected children, the press release added.*

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