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Lakas ni madam! Duterte grants GMA’s fund request for Pampanga infra projects

Feb 2, 2018 @ 5:18

President Duterte has approved the request made by former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo for additional funding for various infrastructure projects in Pampanga.

Speaking at the “Barangayan 2018” tour, the Pampanga lawmaker reported that the national government has set aside P30 million for the road projects in Floridablanca.

Another P100 million will be allocated for flood control projects for the Gumain River that would reduce the burden of flooding in the second district, Arroyo said.

“We are fortunate that President Rodrigo Duterte granted my requests for funding. This year, many projects will be realized,” the former President said.

The provincial government of Pampanga earlier launched a project that aims to bring its programs and services closer and more attuned to the needs of the residents.

Dubbed as “Barangayan 2018”, the project kicked off Wednesday where provincial officials led by Arroyo and Governor Lilia Pineda visited five villages in Floridablanca town to discuss the government’s programs, hear the people’s suggestions, identify their needs, and inspect ongoing projects.

During the activity, Pineda announced the plan of the provincial government to construct new barangay halls in the province.

“I want to leave a legacy, that is to build identical barangay halls for all 505 villages of Pampanga,” she said.

Officials of the Department of Agriculture and National Irrigation Authority were also present in the Barangayan and vowed to provide the farmers of Floridablanca water pumps and shallow tube wells.

Also part of the Barangayan were the conduct of a medical mission and distribution of food packs to identified poor households, the Nanay Community Workers, and the “Narses sa Nayon”, where volunteers and nurses assisted people in need of medical attention. (Philippine News Agency)

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