Tarlac City Mayor Angeles receives “green” fund assistance
Tarlac City Mayor Cristy Angeles on Monday joined other local politikos in receiving a local government support fund from the Department of Budget Management under its “Green, Green, Green” program.
“We are truly honored and blessed to be among the first eligible cities to qualify for Local Government Support Fund Assistance for the ‘Green, Green, Green’ Project,” Angeles said on her Facebook page.
“We wish to thank the Department of Budget and Management under the able leadership of Secretary Benjamin Diokno,” she added.
Angeles said “the city government of Tarlac, under our administration, will take advantage of this blessing to make Tarlac City one of the most livable, sustainable and eco-friendly cities in the Philippines.”
According to the DBM, the program aims to promote the development of public open space projects and create “greener,” more sustainable, and liveable cities all over the country through the expansion and rehabilitation of 143 projects.
The projects cover 13 institutional open spaces, 21 public squares and plazas, 60 parks, 16 streetscapes, 30 waterfronts, and 2 mangrove parks. The fund allotted is P2.589 billion.
The program launch and recognition ceremony was held at the National Museum of Natural History in Manila City, coinciding with the United Nations World Habitat Day.
The DBM said there are 77 cities with approved projects, including Baguio, Dasmarinas, Malabon, Puerto Princesa, Tagum, and Olongapo.
During Monday’s recognition ceremony, the local chief executives received either Kalumpit or Molave tree seedlings, donated by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, to be planed in their respective open spaces.
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