LPRAT convenes for 2013 Programs

The Local Poverty Reduction Action Team (LPRAT) convened last May 27, 2013 with the following members present: City Local Government Operations Officer Mr. Jose Obrero, City Planning and Development Coordinator Engr. Arnaldo Aroza, City Social Welfare and Development Officer Ms. Nida Aroza, City Agriculturist Ms. Ruth Dasal, Public Employment Services Office Manager Ms. Ester Dote, 4Ps Parent Leader Mr. Ponciano Barros, representing City Health Officer Dr. Gerarda Tizon was Dr. Armi Rodriguez, and representing OIC Catbalogan City Division Dr. Edita De Veyra was Ms. Francia Tan. Also present was Sangguniang Panlungsod Committee Chair on Appropriation Hon. Stephany Uy-Tan and City Mayor Coefredo “Tekwa” Uy.

Discussed during the regular meeting was the lacking proposals for the specific programs for 2013 as required by the DILG, which deadline was set for June 13, 2013. Various programs for implementation this year include the following:

1. Capacitating BDRRMC in the formulation multi-hazard map and contingency plan (DILG)
2. Provision of Equipment for Search & Rescue/Transportation (DILG)
3. Rice Subsidy Program for Indigent Families (DA)
4. Innovative Programs to Promote Access to Education for Out-of-School-Youth (DepEd)
5. Enrolment of Additional PhilHealth (PhilHealth)
6. Gulayan sa Paaralan (DepEd)
7. Health Facilities Enhancement Program (DOH)
8. National Fisheries Program (DA)
9. National Pharmaceutical Policy Development including provision of Drugs and Medicine (DOH)
10. Provision of Fare for Pre-Natal Check-Up (DOH)
11. Provision of Potable Water Supply (DILG)
12. Small Irrigation Projects (DA)
13. Forest Development National Greening Program (DENR)

These said projects amount to a total of P30,200,000.00 for implementation this year under the Bottom Up Program Budgeting.

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