TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan-The Provincial Planning Development Office discussed the 2018 budget for the “No Barangay Left Behind” program of the provincial government at Kapehan sa Kapitolyo, August 20, 2018.
Under NBLB, the provincial office allocated P500,000.00 fund for all barangays in Cagayan with 820-barangays in total which has estimated around P400,000,00.00 in the total budget.
The NBLB program was initiated by Gov. Manuel N. Mamba, provincial governor of Cagayan, its purpose is to directly download the financial assistance of the provincial government to the whole province of Cagayan.
Elisa G. Umoso, head, provincial planning and development officer said that in every P500,000.00, the fund will be used for infrastructure and other social services like educational assistance (Purok Scholars), it will also serve as aid to the barangay health workers, day care workers and other projects of People Empowerment Councils (PECs) in every barangay.
Umoso assured that the fund will not affect the provincial budget and it will be sufficient to sustain the other provincial projects because they downloaded a guideline which will serve as guide for the 820-barangay in implementing the funds.
In the history of Cagayan, NBLB is the first project that was approved and implanted under the provincial government which was directly downloaded by the provincial office to the 820-barangays.