SBDP UPDATE | Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) DILG Misamis Occidental, headed by Provincial Director Pablio Benitez, Jr., led and initiated a face-to-face dialogue meeting on the procurement and implementation of Local Government Support Fund – Support to Barangay Development Program (LGSF-SBDP) FY 2021 Projects on February 10 at The Promenade by Johann’s Cuisine, Bañadero Highway, Ozamiz City, Misamis Occidental.

    In his opening message, PD Benitez elaborated on the need to expedite the implementation of the projects.

    “We have initiated this dialogue to push the implementation of these projects. The future of SBDP will largely depend on the performance of the FY 2021 projects. All eyes are on you on the implementation of these projects. We can only do so much in the DILG, but at the end of the day, it’s really you, the implementing LGUs, who will determine the future of SBDP,” he said, emphasizing that the program is for the people living in Geographically Isolated and Disadvantaged Areas (GIDAs).

    The dialogue aims to solve the delays on the procurement stage and identify their resolutions to expedite processes and create movement on the physical status of the 22 SBDP projects in Misamis Occidental.

    With the coordination of all participants, each of the implementing LGUs was able to present their identified issues/concerns and formulate the applicable strategies and catch-up plans needed to resolve such issues.

    DILG Field Officers, City and Municipal Engineers, BAC members, representatives from Protected Area Management Office, Provincial Government, and City ENRO with SBDP projects, deliberately attended the activity.

    The SBDP, a flagship Program under President Duterte’s administration, is evidence of the national government’s commitment to bring development and sustainable peace to far-flung communities that were once affected and infiltrated by communist-terrorist groups.