CABANGLASAN, Bukidnon – More households in Barangay Iba and its neighboring barangays in Cabanglasan will thirst no more for water supply as the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) turned-over two water systems; the construction of Level III water System of Crossing Mainaga and the ground reservoir of Cabanglasan Water District and one unit production well.
Completed June 18, 2019, the Level III water System in Sitio Mainaga now provides individual water meters to 39 households in the barangay with an allocation of P2.5 million from the 2015 Bottom-up Budgeting (BuB) program. Also, an additional 29 units of water meter is being procured and funded by the Local Government of Cabanglasan.
The ground reservoir of Cabanglasan Water District and one unit production well is designed to supply water to Barangays Iba, Anlugan and Poblacion with an allocation of P5 million from 2016 BuB. Soon, it is expected to serve 2,500 metered connections and to be made fully functional under the management of Cabanglasan Water District.
A ceremonial turnover of the projects was held June 28 at Barangay Iba Covered Court in the presence of Manuel B. Felix, assistant secretary for peace and order, and DILG 10 Regional Director Arnel M. Agabe.
The turnover of the projects is in line with DILG's efforts in localizing Executive Order No. 70 known as Institutionalizing the Whole of National Approach in Attaining Inclusive and Sustainable Peace, Creating a National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict, and Directing the Adoption of a National Peace Framework.