Daang Matuwid in Pampanga

Investments in infrastructure

  • From 2011 to 2016, total infrastructure spending reached P17.33 billion, almost double the spending from 2005 to 2010 which was only at P9.40 billion.
  • From 2011 to 2016, P7.08 billion was spent on roads and bridges, 44.21% more than the spending from 2005 to 2010 which was only at P4.91 billion. This includes funding for the widening and improvement of the Gapan-San Fernando-Olongapo (GSO) Road (Phase II) worth P2.22 billion. Completed in December 2015, the project reduced travel time between Pampanga and Bataan by half, from one hour to 30 minutes.
  • From 2011 to 2016, P6 billion was spent on flood control projects, more than double the spending from 2005 to 2010 which was only at P2.79 billion. This includes funding for the P5.75 billion Pinatubo Hazard Urgent Mitigation Project (PHUMP) Phase III, which will reduce flooding in San Fernando City, Guagua, Sasmuan, Bacolor, Lubao, and other adjacent towns in Pampanga. The project was completed in February 2016.
  • From 2011 to 2016, P3.66 billion was spent on airports, more than quadruple the spending from 2005 to 2010 which was only at P864.25 million. This includes funding for the improvement of Clark International Airport worth P597.10 million.
  • From 2011 to 2016, P569 million was allocated for farm-to-market roads (FMRs) while P950.22 million was allocated for irrigation projects to support agriculture. 144 FMR projects have been completed, benefiting 5,657 farmer households, while 69 irrigation projects have been completed, benefiting 2,535 farmers. One of the FMRs constructed as of January 2013 was the P10 million Balucuc-Tabuyuc Road, which benefits about 120 farmer households. One of the irrigation projects undertaken was in Bacolor, worth P54.37 million and which generated 300 ha of new service area. Completed in April 2013, the project benefits about 272 farmer households.
  • All 68 sitios without electricity have been energized under the Sitio Electrification Program as of March 2016.

Investments in people

  • As of January 2016, the Pantawid Pamilya Program has provided cash grants amounting to P578.95 million in exchange for school attendance and health check-ups to 51,374 poor households in the province, almost 43 times the 1,200 households enrolled as of 30 June 2010.
  • In 2015, 4,657 children of Pantawid Pamilya beneficiaries in the province graduated from high school.
  • 1,996,126 individuals, which is 76% 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 P572.91 million was obligated to improve existing health facilities in the province which include: 15 barangay health stations (BHS); 54 rural health units (RHUs); and 13 hospitals. Further, a total of P192.77 million was allocated to improve 47 BHS, 34 RHUs, and 5 hospitals from 2015 to 2016.
  • In 2015, 11,720 indigent senior citizens were provided with social pension in the amount of P81.05 million.
  • 1,386 classrooms were completed in the province.
  • 11,149 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, P46.36 million in scholarship grants was awarded by the government to college students in the province.
  • The Training for Work Scholarship Program of TESDA produced 45,229 graduates from 2010 to 2015.
  • The province registered a poverty incidence of 8.1% among its population in the first semester of 2015, 0.8 percentage point lower than its poverty incidence of 7.3% in the first semester of 2009.

For 2016, the Internal Revenue Allotment (IRA) for all LGUs in the province was P31 billion, 65.84% higher than the IRA for the province for 2010 which was only P3.80 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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