Secretary of the Interior and Local Government Mar Roxas is confident that the residents of Brgy. Sainz, Mati City, will look forward to a safer and healthier future after citing the success of government projects funded through Bottom-up Budgeting (BuB) in Davao Oriental on Tuesday.
“Lahat ng ating mga kababayan, ‘yung bawat buhay, ‘yung bawat tao, at sanggol ang talagang ipinagdiriwang natin ngayon. It is their safety, their health care, and the well-being na sine-celebrate natin,” Roxas said.
Earlier during his visit, he inspected a Level III Potable Water System in Purok Daisy, Bgry. Sainz, Mati City, which benefits a total of 385 households in the locality.
Level III water system brings the convenience of accessing water for residents in their own households, compared to communal wells (Level I) and communal faucets (Level II).
The P1-M worth potable water system was made possible by the Performance Challenge Fund (PCF) received by the Mati City Government in 2013, after the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) awarded it with the Seal for Good Local Governance.
PCF is a financial subsidy facility of the DILG to stimulate local governments to put premium on transparency and accountability to enable them to avail funding for sustaining socioeconomic development initiatives.
Roxas also graced the blessing of the newly constructed barangay health station in Sainz that will benefit around 2,375 households.
The P1.5M-health station is a project of the Department of Health (DOH) funded through BuB.
Brgy. Sainz spent the last 48 years without a health center, and residents claim that only the Aquino administration, through the DILG, has granted their request for a functional and accessible health station.
“Hanggang sa aming makakaya, susunod kami sa Pangulo, susunod kami sa Tuwid na Daan,” Barangay Chairman Ega Valera said.
The government also built an operation center and a demonstration farm where livelihood and disaster preparedness trainings can be conducted.
According to Roxas, a total of P410M was allotted for all the BuB projects in Davao Oriental, easing the residents’ access to government services.
“Pinapatunayan nito na sa Daang Matuwid, and serbisyo at imprastraktura ay dumadating at nakakapagbigay ng serbisyo sa mga mamamayan,” Roxas said.