Daang Matuwid in Negros Occidental

Investments in infrastructure

  • From 2011 to 2016, total infrastructure allocation reached P26.03 billion almost triple the allocation from 2005 to 2010 which was only at P9.41 billion.
  • 61 billion was allocated for roads and bridges, almost triple the P8.11 billion allocation from 2005 to 2010.
  • 43 billion was allocated for flood control projects, more than 35 times the P40.38 million allocation from 2005 to 2010.

Investments in people

  • As of January 2016, the Pantawid Pamilya Program has provided cash grants amounting to P1.37 billion in exchange for school attendance and health check-ups to 125,273 poor households in the province, almost 26 times the 4,882 households enrolled as of 30 June 2010.
  • In 2015, 9,111 children of Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries in the province graduated from high school.
  • 2,903,992 individuals, which is 94% of the projected 2015 population, 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 P787.18 million was obligated to improve existing health facilities in the province which include: 78 barangay health stations (BHS); 26 rural health units (RHUs); and 15 hospitals. Further, a total of P57.83 million was allocated to improve 8 BHS, 2 RHUs, and 5 hospitals from 2015 to 2016.
  • In 2015, 6,402 indigent senior citizens were provided with social pension in the amount of P9.603 million.
  • 1,516 classrooms were completed in the province. 3,164 more are already funded for construction until 2016.
  • 76,842 children have been fed in day care centers in the province in SY 2015-2016 as of 29 February 2016 under the Supplementary Feeding Program. Nationwide, the program was expanded to improve the nutrition not just of malnourished children but all children in day care centers through food supplementation for 120 feeding days.
  • From AY 2011-2012 to AY 2014-2015, P24.93 million in scholarship grants was awarded by the government to college students in the province.

For 2016, the Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) for all LGUs in the province was P14 billion, 45.71% higher than the IRA for the province for 2010 which was only P8.33 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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