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Brgys asked: Liquidate previous grants 
By: Vanessa Almeda | Published Wednesday, November 4, 2020
More than 100 barangays in Cebu Province must liquidate first the grants previously received from the Capitol so they can receive their financial assistance for the SugBusog Program.

Nine towns and four cities in the Province of Cebu will likely jeopardize their P100,000 financial assistance for the SugBusog program because of non-liquidation of a previous grant from the Cebu Provincial Government.

Provincial Agriculture Office Chief Dr. Roldan Saragena issued the warning as 116 barangays failed to submit to the Capitol the official receipt for the aid released in July this year to support their respective border checkpoint activities. 

“As soon as possible ma-liquidate na ni nila or makahatag sila og official receipt kay ang SugBusog program dili na kapaabot aning remaining LGUs nga wa pa gyud ma-download ang ilang barangays sa pagsugod sa second phase sa SugBusog program,” Saragena said.

“Otherwise dili na sila makakuha gyud sa ubang programa sa Capitol dili lang ang SugBusog,” he added.

Since October, the Province started to download P100,000 directly to the barangays following Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia’s announcement to institutionalize SugBusog down to the barangays and sitios in her Message of Hope delivered during the 451st Charter Day Celebration in August.

Of the P100,000 assistance, P50,000 is allotted for the program itself and the other P50,000 is for the setting up of plant nursery.

SugBusog or Sugbuanong Busog, Luwas ug Himsog was launched in April this year primarily to encourage Cebuanos to plant and be productive while on quarantine. 

The first phase was a success so the governor decided to have this as part of every barangay’s community program.

As of Tuesday, November 4, Toledo City ranked the highest with 32 barangays unable to liquidate followed by Naga City (24), and Mandaue City (3), and Danao City (4).

For towns, Borbon and Pilar each have 13 barangays, Cordova (8), Dalaguete (5), and Consolacion (6). Meanwhile, Sogod, Tuburan, Argao and Barili towns each have two barangays with pending unliquidated assistance. 

Toledo City barangays include Awihao, Bagakay, Bato, Bulongan, Bunga, Cabitoonan, Calongcalong, Cambang-ug, Camp 8, Canlumampao, Capitan Claudio, Carmen, Daanlungsod, Dumlog, Gen. Climaco (Malubog), Ibo, Ilihan, Juan Climaco Sr. (Magdugo), Landhan, Luray II, Matab-ang, Media Once, Pangamihan, Poblacion, Poog, Sagay, Sam-ang, Sangi, Santo Niño (Mainggit), Subayon, Talavera, and Tubod.

Naga City barangays with pending liquidation are Bairan, Cabungahan, Cantao-an, Central Poblacion, Cogon, Colon, East Poblacion, Inayagan, Inoburan, Jaguimit, Lanas, Lutac, Mainit, Mayana, Naalad, Pangdan, Patag, South Poblacion, Tagjaguimit, Tangke, Tinaan, Tuyan, Uling, and West Poblaction.

Also included are Barangays Mompeller and Bala-as in Argao; Bulak, Caleriohan, Catolohan, Malones, and Mananggal in Dalaguete; Paril and San Rafael in Barili; Macupa and Mag-atubang in Tuburan; and Langosig, Mantija, Poblacion, and Santican in Danao City.

Included also are Barangays Bagacay, Bili, Bingay, Bongdo, Bongdo Gua, Bongoyan, Cadaruhan, Clavera, Laaw, Lugo, San Jose, Tabunan, and Tagnucan in Borbon; Poblacion and Tabunok in Sogod; Biasong, Cawit, Dapdap, Esperanza, Imelda, Lanao, Lower Poblacion, Moabog, Montserrat, San Isidro, San Juan, Upper Poblacion, and Villahermosa in Pilar; Basak, Looc, and Taboc in Mandaue City; Alegria, Cogon, Dapitan, Day-as, Gilutongan, Ibabao, Pilipog, and Gabi in Cordova; Garing, Lamac, Nangka, Poblacion Oriental, Pulpogan, and Tilhaong in Consolacion.

Meanwhile, Saragena disclosed that the governor plans to give recognition to the LGUs and households with exemplary SugBusog gardens this Christmas.

Garcia also intends to visit some barangays who have already established their vegetable gardens and nurseries within the last week of November or at the start of December, he added.

“Ang iyang instruction next month or within last week of this month mobisita na siya sa mga barangay iyang isabay sa pagbisita sa iyang mga other provincial government projects like road concreting,” Saragena said. (Vanessa L. Almeda)