NAGA CITY — The third district of Camarines Sur will get at least P1.4-billion worth of projects in 2014 from the national government even as the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) has been scrapped after the Supreme Court ruled that it was unconstitutional.
Before the scrapping of the PDAF or pork barrel, each representative district receives regular discretionary funds of P70 million per year for projects.
Of the list of projects for the third district of Camarines Sur, P500 million are to be implemented in Naga city for the construction and rehabilitation of the Naga river flood control worth P150 million.
There are at least 40 projects which include flood control, multi-purpose building, construction of Calabanga district hospital, Sabang fishport, widening of Pili diversion road, farm-to-market road and other road projects.
The basis of the projects in the third district of Camarines is the General Appropriations Act and the National Expenditure Program. The projects were recommended by officials of the local government units.
The third district of Camarines Sur is composed of Naga city and the towns of Bombon, Calabanga, Camaligan, Canaman, Magarao, Ocampo and Pili with almost half a million constituents.
The district is represented by Atty. Leni Robredo, the Liberal Party provincial chair in Camarines Sur and widow of the late Jesse M. Robredo. (From PNA report)
Photo grab (above) posted on facebook page of Atty. Leni Robredo singing the national anthem at the Vin d’Honneur function at Rizal Ceremonial Hall, Malacañan Palace.