The provincial government of Negros Occidental will allocate P35 million for the rehabilitation of the provincial road in Moises Padilla.
Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson in a letter dated November 23 to Mayor Ella Celestina Garcia-Yulo said that the provincial government will earmark funds for the rehabilitation of the dilapidated road from Barangay Crossing Magallon to the town proper.
Lacson said that P20 million will be sourced from the Conditional Matching Grant to Provinces (CMGP) programs for 2021, while the P15 million will be allocated by the provincial government.
The CMGP is a partnership program between the Department of the Interior and Local Government and the Department of Budget and Management for provincial local government units in response to needed infrastructure support, as well as reforms in local roads management and public financial management.
Yulo, in a letter to Department of Public Works and Highways Director Lea Delfinado on November 16, said that the 14.5-kilometer provincial road stretching from Barangay Crossing Magallon to Barangay Guinpana-an, the 7.9-kilometer road from Barangay Crossing Magallon to the town proper have remained dilapidated for two decades, while the 6.6-kilometer road from the town proper going to Barangay Guinpana-an is currently undergoing construction.
The 7.9-kilometer dilapidated provincial road creates a major socio-economic problem as this is the main route for trade and commerce, education, as well as health and emergency services, among other things since this leads to other major cities in the province, Yulo added.
DPWH Region 6 has yet to respond to the mayor’s request.*