DAR Surigao Norte turns-over first infra project under BUB fund

piaSURIGAO CITY, Surigao del Norte, Mar. 30 (PIA)  – The provincial office of the Department of Agrarian Reform in Surigao del Norte (DAR-SDN) turned over last March 26, 2015 a 90-meter footbridge to the local government unit of Barangay Roxas, Municipality of Mainit.

The said footbridge is DAR-SDN’s first infrastructure project to be turned over coming from its Bottoms-Up Budgeting (BUB) fund worth P500,000.00. Because of the provision of this access road, 35 households especially the students will benefit the most.

The footbridge also provides easier transportation and hauling of agricultural products like rice, coco and vegetables.

Rosemarilyn Ellazo, a day-care worker and a beneficiary, testifies how useful the footbridge is to their day-to-day living.

She said that during rainy seasons, they find it hard to get to the other side because the water in the creek would overflow and it would be very dangerous to cross, especially for the children, because the current was too strong.

Ellazo said that they have to traverse rice paddies just to be on the other side getting dirty and sometimes wet in the process, but now because of the footbridge, their lives are now easier and the children can go to school without having to get wet. 

Present during the turn-over were OIC-Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer (PARPO) I Ma. Elizabeth L. De Guzman, provincial vice governor Arturo Carlos Egay, Jr., municipal mayor Ramon Mondano, and Roxas barangay captain Bebiano Febra.

In his message, vice governor Egay is very thankful to the agency for implementing this kind of project because "it truly gives emphasis and more encouragement to the student-beneficiaries to continue their education."

On his part, mayor Mondano stressed that because of the BUB the people in the grassroots level are being empowered to identify projects that they truly need to improve their quality of life. (SDR/Daryll M. Tumbaga, DAR-SDN/PIA-Surigao del Norte)

Source: http://news.pia.gov.ph/article/view/2731427692645/dar-surigao-norte-turns-over-first-infra-project-under-bub-fund