TACLOBAN CITY – The Catbalogan city government in Samar is a recipient of 18 sub-projects funded under the Local Government Support Fund – Support to the Barangay Development Program (LGSF-SBDP) to sustain peace in communities previously influenced by the New People’s Army (NPA).

Department of the Interior and Local Government Samar provincial director Judy Batulan said in a phone interview Sunday that each project has a budget of PHP6.6 million and will be implemented in 11 villages.

Recipient villages are Palanyogon, Totoringon, Cagudalo, Cagutian, San Andres, Albalate, Cawayan, Bangon, Lobo, Manguehay, and Libas, all upland communities in Catbalogan, the capital of Samar province.

The projects include seven farm-to-market roads concreting, provision of renewable electrification, construction of health stations in the villages, and construction of school buildings.