October 18, 2017: *** The newly-restored Holy Trinity Parish Church of Loay is formally turned-over on Sunday October 15, 2017 from the National Historical Commission of the Philippines (NHCP) to the Diocese of Tagbilaran through Bishop Alberto Uy. ***For the very first time, Bohol landed among the 14 finalists in the search for thr Most Business-Friendly Province in the country. ***PDEA-Bohol Head Agent Nicholas Gomez admitted that the drug problem in Bohol persists despite the reduction of supply of shabu coming from Cebu. *** The administration of the Bohol District Jail is now planning to acquire an x-ray machine as part of its crackdown on the entry of contraband into the jail facility, said BDJ Warden Jail Chief Insp. Felipe Montejo. *** DILG-Bohol conducted People's Forum on Federalism on October 17, 2017 at JJ's Seafood Village with city/municipal information officers and CSO/Faith-Based Representatives as participants. ***Schools across the province are expected to conduct make-up classes in lieu of class suspensios due to the two-a nationwide raspot astrike, according toDepEdBohol SchoolVGovernace and Operations Division Chief Desiderio Delgero. ***The province is bent on making history by getting a UNESCO recognition as a global geological park, the first for Philippines. ***The symbolic unveiling of the Geomarker at the Chocolate Hills Complex on Sunday will boost Bohol's application for UNESCO declaration of the entire province as a global geological park.

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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Bohol to get P 128M MCC grant for ‘Kalahi projects’


Rey Anthony Chiu 

TAGBILARAN CITY, Bohol, April 16, 2012 (PIA) – A Boholano source privy to the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) deals with the Philippines says the corporation tends to grant Bohol community driven development (CDD) projects some P128.5 million. 

The grant is part of the fund the MCC’s $434 million grant to the country as aid to help it advance its attainment of anti-poverty and human development milestones. 

Lined up for the grant are people beneficiaries of Department of Social Welfare and Development’s Kapit Bisig Laban sa Kahirapan Comprehensive Integrated Delivery of Social Services (KALAHI-CIDSS) of Ubay, Carmen, CPG, Buenavista, Danao, Pilar, San Miguel, Mabini, Trinidad, Getafe, Talibon and Bien Unido. 

In a shared press material, former Commission on Audit Commissioner and Boholano financial wiz Silvestre Sarmiento said the MCC has tended to grant funds for development projects in Bohol, during their current meetings with the corporation. 

Set us as an entity to smartly inject United States government assistance to developing countries who have committed to the attainment of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG), the MCC grants foreign aid to fund projects that dent on poverty alleviation through sustainable economic growth, promote opportunities of growth, elevate living standards and push for a better community by impacting on the goals set up by the United Nations, and all of these considering protection and conservation of the environment. 

The fund is set to augment local funds in prioritized projects including opening up or rehabilitation of key farm to market access roads, bridges, water systems, rain water collectors, farm infrastructure, water impounding systems, community health and education facilities including birthing centers, school buildings, day care centers, post harvest facilities and key community infrastructure which communities have identified as priority, Sarmiento said. 

Managed by the Millennium Corporation Account-Philippines, the fund grant is targeted to also achieve mandated objectives which focus on community driven development identified by communities through a consultative selection process; community led selection and identification and community led implementation, monitoring and success evaluation, according to Sarmiento in a press statement. 
Sarmiento, who was one of the Ten Outstanding Boholanos Around the World (TOBAW) winners in 2009 also shared that the MCC looks at the DSWD KALAHI-CIDSS as an interesting channel in as much as it has set up a strong resident-stakeholder relationship that ahs been tested in previous projects. 

Agog with the development, Sarmiento urges Boholano strong and continuing commitment to show that with beating poverty can only be through cooperation and a generous amount of responsibility. (30)

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