Daang Matuwid in Pangasinan

Investments in infrastructure

  • From 2011 to 2016, total infrastructure spending reached P20.13 billion, more than double the spending from 2005 to 2010 which was only at P9.77 billion.
  • P15.19 billion was spent on roads, bridges, ports, and airports, connecting the province with larger markets. This does not take into account the P21.38 billion Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEX), a PPP project which, in 2014, reduced travel time between Tarlac City and Rosales, Pangasinan from two hours to 30 minutes, benefiting 13,000 motorists per day.
  • 30 billion was spent to eventually address the perennial problem of flooding in the province through dikes and riverbank protection.
  • From 2011 to 2016, the government spent P1.22 billion in farm-to-market roads (FMRs) and P8.74 billion in irrigation projects. Today, 538 FMR projects equivalent to 157.67 km have been completed while 19 projects are ongoing. The completed projects have benefited 51,499 farmers.
  • From 2010 to 2015, production of corn and palay increased by 38.4% from 230,521 to 319,118 metric tons and 14.9% from 940,700 to 1,081,157 metric tons, respectively.
  • In 2014, Pangasinan’s eggplant production, the largest then in the country, was at 66,002 metric tons, 5.0% higher than 62,842 in 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 124,832 households in the province, more than eight times the 14,292 households enrolled as of 30 June 2010.
  • In 2015, 11,972 children of Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries in the province graduated from high school.
  • 2,595,917 individuals, which is 87% 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 P51.32 million was obligated to improve existing health facilities in the province which include: 20 rural health units (RHUs) and 3 hospitals. Further, a total of P66.50 million was allocated to improve 14 RHUs and 2 hospitals from 2015 to 2016.
  • In 2015, 34,731 indigent senior citizens were provided with social pension in the amount of P191,035,500.
  • 3,108 classrooms were completed in the province. 3,203 more are already funded for construction until 2016.
  • 42,273 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, P46.56 million in scholarship grants was awarded by the government to college students in the province.
  • The province registered a poverty incidence of 24.1% among its population in the first semester of 2015, 0.4 percentage point lower than its poverty incidence of 24.5% in the first semester of 2009.

For 2016, the Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) for all LGUs in the province was P02 billion, 60.37% higher than the IRA for the province for 2010 which was only P5.63 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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