A total of 164 priority projects for 49 barangays of Camarines Norte, Masbate and Sorsogon with an allocation of 20Million per barangay have been approved and endorsed for funding by the Regional Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (RTF-ELCAC) V to the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) during the 1st quarter full council meeting held on March 25, 2021 at Albay Astrodome, Legazpi City.
The said priority projects of these barangays will be funded under the FY 2021 Local Government Support Fund – Support to Barangay Development Program (LGSF-SBDP), a program that aims to provide financial support for the priority projects and programs of barangays that have been identified to have issues and developmental gaps in their areas.
Presided by Undersecretary Marvel C. Clavecilla of the Office of the Presidential Assistant for Bicol Affairs (OPABA), the joint RPOC and RDC V meeting was attended by local chief executives and heads and members of the different government agencies in the region.
Secretary Gregorio Honasan of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) also attended the meeting via videoconference and expressed his message of support to the RTF-ELCAC V.
After the presentation and discussion of accomplishments, issues and upcoming activities, the members of the RTF-ELCAC V awarded a plaque to DSWD V RD Arnel B. Garcia to recognize his untiring support and initiatives which contributed to the development of local communities in the Bicol Region.