The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has allocated a total of P30.8 million to fund 18 barangay projects in the municipality of San Jose, Mayor Antonio B. Chavez recently announced.

Mayor Chavez said that the amount was allocated from the agency’s KALAHI-CIDSS Sub-Projects and Budget Allocations and are intended to finance various development projects that are going to be implemented at the following selected barangays duly identified by the said agency, namely: Salogon, Calalahan, Sabang, Kinalansan, Pugay, Tagas, Dolo, Mampirao, Soledad, Manzana, Adiangao, Tominawog, Danlog, Tambangan, Catalotoan, Calawit, Camagong and Ponglon.

He explained that the funds will be released directly to the Barangay LGUs where the project will be implemented by ‘’Community Volunteers’’ who were duly elected during a Barangay Assembly called for the purpose. These volunteers are duly authorized to conduct the necessary bidding and implementation of the project while the municipal LGU through its Municipal Engineer’s Office is tasked to prepare the necessary documentations and in monitoring the implementation of the projects.

Accordingly, the LGU San Jose has also appropriated an amount equivalent to 5% of the said funds as its counterpart in the implementation of said projects.