from L to R: DILG City Director Maridel Verrosa, City Treas. Jean Bongon, OCPDO Benjie Gonzales, BUB Focal Person Nona Vanessa Santiago and Anna Marie Gamban

The first tranche of the 2016 BUB funding for two projects identified by the local citizenry had been released by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), here represented by City Director Maridel Verrosa, to Iriga City, here represented by City Treasurer Jean Bongon, City Planning Officer Benjie Gonzales and BUB Focal Person, Engr. Nona Vanessa Santiago.

Two checks totalling Php 8M are for the first tranche of release and 80% of the total funding for two projects identified thru Grassroots Participatory Budgeting also known as BUB. The first check for Php 4.72M is for the provision of Potable Water Supply for Barangays Sagrada, San Ramon, Cristo Rey and Antipolo. While the other check worth Php 3.2M is for a similar Potable Water Supply project in barangays  Santiago, Del Rosario Banao and Sta. Elena.