Albay inked the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with its six prioritized municipalities under DSWD’s PLGU Engagement Pilot this January 24 at Hotel St. Ellis.

The said municipalities were Polangui, Oas, Pioduran, Jovellar, Guinobatan and Manito. DSWD has provided a grant of P100 million while the Provincial Government of Albay has P75 million for its counterpart contribution.

The poverty-reduction projects were as follows:

Polangui Rehabilitation/Improvement of Danao-Matacon Farm to Market Road
Jovellar Construction (Rehabilitation/improvement) of Bautista-San Vicente Farm to Market Road
Pioduran Rehabilitation/Improvement of Buyo-Palapas Farm to Market Road
Manito Concreting of Centro-Nagotgot-Banao-Inangmaharang Farm to Market Road
Oas Improvement/Repair of Batbat-Cabaloaon-Balanac Farm to Market Road

ADB has also been an active development partner wherein they provided support to strengthen capabilities in this pilot project.