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7th District brgys receive P8.8M assistance
By: Eleanor Valeros | Published Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Gov. Gwen Garcia with 7th District Board Members Christopher Baricuatro and Jerome Librando led the distribution of financial assistance to barangays in the 7th District of Cebu. (Lito Tecson)

Financial assistance worth P8.8 million in the seventh district of Cebu took a "special delivery" Monday, September 28 in the Municipality of Alegria.

Governor Gwendolyn Garcia acknowledged the support of the Cebu Provincial Board (PB) in granting P8,831,000 financial aid for the socio-cultural activities and bonus projects of the barangays in the Dumanjug, Ronda, Alcantara, Moalboal, Badian, Alegria, Malabuyoc, and Ginatilan towns.

“Alang kaninyo gihatod na namo ang tseke kay aron dili na mo maghulat, dili na mo magpanuko ug pangulbaan nga moadto sa (siyudad), sa Kapitolyo nga magkuha. So special delivery gyud intawon ni. Mura'g LBC. Okay ra kaayo kay ang nag-delivery boy and delivery girl mga Board Members ug ako," Garcia said to the barangay captains gathered at the Alegria Heritage Park.

The recipients of the financial help for socio-cultural activities and bonus projects such as repair of footbridges and purchase of furniture and fixture, to name a few, are Barangays Compostela, Legaspi, Guadalupe, and Poblacion in Alegria; Barangays Lawaan, Manga, Palanas, Poblacion, and Polo in Alcantara; Barangays Poblacion, Sanlagan, Santicon, Sulsogan, Taytay, Tubod, Zaragosa, Dubdub, Ginablan, Malabago, Patong, Alawihao, Basiao, Bugas, Calangcang, and Candiis in Badian; and Barangays Cansayahon, Ilaya, Malalay, Poblacion, and Vive in Ronda.

Barangays Busay, Lanao, Poblacion East and West, Tuble, Tunga, Agbalanga, Bala, Batadbatad, Bugho, Balabagon and Buguil in Moalboal; Barangays Looc, Cerdeña, Salmeron, Montañeza, Poblacion Uno, Mahanlud, Sto.Nino, Armenia, Lumbo, Poblacion Dos, and Labrador in Malabuyoc; Barangays Masa,  Paculob, Balaygtiki, Tubod-Dugoan, Duldol, Kabatbatan, Kang-aktol, Lamak, Liong, Matalao, Tapon, Cogon, Bitoon, Calaboon, Camboang, and Poblacion Looc in Dumanjug; as well as Barangays Cagsing, Calabawan, Campisong, Palanas, San Roque, Cambagte, Guiwanon, and Malatbo in Ginatilan also received financial assistance.

Ruel Cuevas, barangay captain of Kabatbatan in Dumanjug, expressed his gratitude to the governor and to the PB members for making it easier for them to receive the assistance.

Alegria Mayor Verna Magallon is also grateful that the Municipality of Alegria received P300,000 for its socio-cultural activities.

Garcia also told the barangay chairmen that the Capitol has downloaded funds worth P50,000 for the development of a nursery for vegetables and another P50,000 to encourage putting up a competition in the purok and barangays in line with an enhanced and expanded version of the "Sugbusog (Sugbuanong Busog, Luwas ug Himsog)." 

Sugbusog is a vegetable gardening project and contest launched during the lockdown to encourage productivity through food production while people were restricted to stay home as a government response to the pandemic. (Eleanor Valeros)