DSWD, NCIP asked to grant funds

By : Mindanao Today/09:13:13pm 09/06/2021


Deputy Speaker Rufus Rodriguez has asked the DSWD and NCIP to allocated funds for various projects.

HOUSE deputy speaker and Cagayan de Oro Rep. Rufus Rodriguez continues to attend all hearings for the 2022 budget in the House to ensure that more funds will be given to the city.

In a recent House hearing, Rodriguez requested the DSWD to download immediately the P25 million budget for the Assistance to Individuals in Crisis Situations (AICS) for the 2nd District of Cagayan de Oro.

Assistant Secretary Glenda Relova then assured the deputy speaker that the central office will coordinate with DSWD-10 for the release of funds for the house leader’s district in the city.

Acknowledging the need for more facilities in DSWD-10, Rodriguez also requested Sec. Bautista to increase the capital outlay of the regional office in CDO for the construction of warehouse (P60 million), additional admin building (P30 million), Bahay Silungan (for street children of Cagayan de Oro) furniture and fixtures (P3.7 million), office vehicles (P15 million) with the total amount of P108.7 million.

Bautista pledged to look into the request and program them for the 2022 budget.

On the other hand, the house leader also requested the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) headed by Chairman Allen Capuyan for an increased allocation for scholars/beneficiaries (elementary, high school and college scholarships) of the Educational Assistance Program (EAP) and PAMANA programs for the IPs living in the city’s 2nd District.

Rodriguez thanked Bautista and DSWD-10 regional director Mari-flor Dollaga-Libang for the immediate action on the release of budget for the different DSWD programs in CDO such as the 4Ps, social pension to senior citizens, supplementary feeding program, special “ayuda,” livelihood, food packs, cash assistance and hospital assistance for Cagayan de Oro residents.

The lawmaker also expressed his gratitude to Capuyan for the assurance to increase the scholarship funds of the EAP and PAMANA programs for the IP students of the city. (PR)

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