Daang Matuwid in Surigao del Sur

Investments in infrastructure

  • From 2011 to 2016, total infrastructure allocation reached P7.77 billion more than the allocation from 2005 to 2010 which was only at P5.93 billion.
  • 25 billion was allocated for roads and bridges, more than the P5.50 billion allocation from 2005 to 2010.
  • 00 million was allocated for flood control projects, almost 2,120 times the P300,000 allocation from 2005 to 2010.

Investments in people

  • As of January 2016, the Pantawid Pamilya Program has provided cash grants amounting to P488.46 million in exchange for school attendance and health check-ups to 46,368 poor households in the province, more than double the 22,042 households enrolled as of 30 June 2010.
  • In 2015, 6,327 children of Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries in the province graduated from high school.
  • 621,400 individuals population are covered by PhilHealth in 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 P158.87 million was obligated to improve existing health facilities in the province which include: 15 barangay health stations (BHS); 11 rural health units (RHUs); and 24 hospitals. Further, a total of P68.35 million was allocated to improve 41 BHS, three (3) RHUs, and eight (8) hospitals from 2015 to 2016.
  • In 2015, 18,179 indigent senior citizens were provided with social pension in the amount of P42.48 million.
  • 593 classrooms were completed in the province. 801 more are already funded for construction until 2016.
  • 18,071 children have been fed in day care centers in the province in SY 2015-2016 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, P8.61 million in scholarship grants was awarded by the government to college students in the province.
  • The province registered a poverty incidence of 41.6% among its population in the first semester of 2015, 10.7 percentage points lower than its poverty incidence of 52.3% in the first semester of 2009.

For 2016, the Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) for all LGUs in the province was P50 billion, 72.07% higher than the IRA for the province for 2010 which was only P2.04 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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