darGAMAY, Northern Samar, March 20 – The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) handed recently a performance-based incentive award to the local government unit (LGU) of this remote municipality which entitles the latter to a P2.1 million capital

DAR Assistant Regional Director Ismael Aya-ay, who presented the award during the 68th founding anniversary celebration of this town, said that it is in recognition for this LGU’s exemplary performance in the areas of agrarian reform initiatives, planning, budgeting, procurement, resource mobilization, governance, financial accountability and institutional development, which was made possible through the support of the second phase of the Agrarian Reform Communities Project (ARCP-

Aya-ay said that this award is given to all LGUs covered by ARCP-II who meet the criteria under the performance-based grant system (PBGS), and entitles the recipient capital grant equivalent to 10 percent of the total project cost, which they can utilize in capability building and human resource

Mayor Timoteo Capoquian Jr., in receiving the award, said they achieved it with the cooperation of everyone, and that it will really be of great help for them in attaining the town’s vision of becoming the strategic center in Northern Samar for trade commerce and

Aside from the 2.4-kilometer farm-to-market road constructed with 30-linear meter bridge situated in barangays Cagamutan, Bato and Bangon, Gamay agrarian reform community (ARC) is so fortunate to be a recipient of another road

Construction of the second project, a 4.1-kilometer farm-to-market road had actually started connecting to the first

Both projects implemented under ARCP-II have a combined project cost of P51.2 million jointly funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the

Farm production in these areas is expected to improve and eventually increased income for the farmers now that a road already exists making hauling of their products a lot easier with reduced

Capoquian likewise announced on the same occasion that holding a one-day “tabo” (market day) every month is being considered by the municipal council where all products from different barangays, and even from other towns could be sold in a designated area. (DAR-8)

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