KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/24 September) – Close to P30 million worth of infrastructure projects were turned over Tuesday in two towns in North Cotabato.
In Carmen town, the provincial government turned over four completed projects in four barangays.
These included covered courts in Old Bentangan, Kibudtungan and Langonan, which costed P6.2 million, and a P2.1-million three-classroom school building in Macabentan.
In Banisilan town, some P20 million worth of infrastructure projects were turned over to the local government unit in simple rites on Friday.
Cotabato Vice Governor Lala Taliño-Mendoza, the acting governor, led the turnover of a public market building worth P5 million, the municipal gymnasium which costed P12 million and a covered court in Barangay Salama worth P2.3 million.
Mendoza also handed a check amounting to P2 million for members of a cooperative in Banisilan under the provincial government’s banner program, “Serbisyong Totoo Entrepreneurial Program” or STEP.
The cash assistance would benefit at least 195 beneficiaries.
Mendoza will function as acting governor, as Governor Nancy Catamco has been suspended until November 22 for graft charges.
Catamco has been implicated in the selling of allegedly overpriced fertilizers to the local government of Poro, Cebu province in 2004, when she was still a businesswoman. (Malu Cadeliña-Manar/MindaNews)