Daang Matuwid in Basilan

Investments in infrastructure

  • From 2011 to 2016, total infrastructure allocation reached P5.63 billion, more than 4 times the allocation from 2005 to 2010 which was only at P1.20 billion.
  • 71 billion was allocated for roads and bridges, almost 5 times the P1.04 billion allocation from 2005 to 2010.
  • 61 million was allocated for flood control projects, more than 400 times the P1 million allocation from 2005 to 2010.

Investments in people

  • As of January 2016, the Pantawid Pamilya Program has provided cash grants amounting to P255.79 million in exchange for school attendance and health check-ups to 40,400 poor households in the province.
  • In 2015, 760 children of Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries in the province graduated from high school.
  • 485,032 individuals are covered by PhilHealth as of May 2015. In 2010, PhilHealth coverage nationwide was only at 50.97%, much lower compared to the 92.11% nationwide coverage as of December 2015.
  • From 2010 to 2014, a total of P195.27 million was obligated to improve existing health facilities in the province which include: 62 barangay health stations (BHS); 18 rural health units (RHUs); and four (4) hospitals. Further, a total of P 59.01 million was allocated to improve 13 RHUs, and four (4) hospitals from 2015 to 2016.
  • In 2015, 6,259 indigent senior citizens are provided with social pension in the amount of P25.15 million.
  • 277 classrooms were completed in the province. 322 more are already funded for construction until 2016.
  • As of February 2016, 3,870 children are fed in day care centers in the province for SY 2015-2016 under the Supplementary Feeding Program. Nationwide, the program was expanded to improve the nutrition not just of the malnourished children but all other children in day care centers through food supplementation for 120 feeding days.
  • From AY 2011-2012 to AY 2014-2015, P3.03 million in scholarship grants was awarded by the government to college students in the province.
  • The province registered a poverty incidence of 41.1% in the first semester of 2015, 4.1% points lower than its poverty incidence of 45.2% in the first semester of 2009.

For 2016, the Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) for all LGUs in the province was P19 billion, 62.97% higher than IRA for the province for 2010 which was only P1.34 billion.

—From the Presidential Management Staff

*Data from the Department of Public Works and Highways, the Department of Social Welfare and Development, the Department of Health, the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation, the Commission on Higher Education, and the Department of Budget and Management.

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