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Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Mar Roxas in a letter addressed to Jagna mayor Atty. Fortunato R. Abrenilla outlined the projects eligible for funding by the BuB 2014 Program.  The Bottom-up Budgeting (BuB) is a program that allows the local government units to identify and propose projects that will address the needs of the LGU. The BuB is the government’s strategy towards the attainment of the Millenium Development Goal (MDG) of reducing poverty in the Philippines by 2015 from 26.5 percent to 16.6 percent.

In 2013, the Local Poverty Reduction Action Team (LPRAT) composed of local government unit officials and personnel, civil society organizations and stakeholders collectively identified projects and programs that will directly address the needs of the poor constituencies and marginalized sectors. The BuB program is worth 15M pesos.

The BuB eligible projects for implementation this year 2014 are fish aggregating device – payao, establishment of tilapia holding pond and hatchery, improvement of Jagna Waterworks System, scholarship program, sustainable agricultural production (community seed banking, cacao, coconut, glutinous rice, banana, ube); carabao/cattle dispersal, livelihood projects (development of 10 existing micro-enterprises), capacity development of POs.

In the letter, the Honorable Secretary Mar Roxas urged the LGUs to coordinate with Local Government Operations Officer for the immediate implementation of the eligible projects.