Tubod, Lanao del Norte – More than 10 mayors from different towns of this peaceful province attended the Provincial Development Council (PDC) meeting at Macapagal Training Center, in capital town Tubod.
The meeting was organized by the Provincial Planning and Development Office (PPDO) and presided by Governor Khalid Dimaporo.
During the council meeting, members were briefed on the progress of national programs and projects currently implemented in the province including Philippine Rural Development Project, Payapa at Masagang Pamayanan (PAMANA), Provincial Road Management Facility (PRMF), MRDP-APL2, and the National Community Demand Driven Program (NCDDP) of DSWD.
Budget allocation for the Annual Investment Plan (AIP) and 20-percent Development Fund Program for CY 2015 was also presented to the members.
The 20-percent Development Fund amounting to P172-million was divided among different programs and projects such as maintenance, stabilization, asphalting and concreting of provincial roads, provision of livelihood projects to marginal farmers, procurement of equipment for provincial road maintenance, Philippine Rural Development Project counterpart and NCDDP counterpart.
Other infrastructure projects reviewed by the Council were projects funded from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT)-Australian Government, European Union and World Bank, Department of Health and Department of Agriculture.
The 15th PDC meeting was also attended by more than 30 municipal employees from different towns of Lanao del Norte.
On the same day, Governor Khalid Dimaporo also convened the Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) to monitor the present security concerns in this progressive province. LAR & VNL/PIO-LDN