CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The Northern Mindanao Regional Project Monitoring Committee conducted its 1st Quarter 2022 project field visits from 22 to 24 March to monitor and validate the implementation of national and local programs and projects in the province of Misamis Occidental.

The monitoring team visited three farm-to-market road projects located in Panaon, Aloran, and Calamba, Misamis Occidental, funded under the Philippine Rural Development Project (PRDP) of the Department of Agriculture.  The PRDP is a national project that started in 2016, jointly funded by the World Bank, the national government, and the participating LGUs.

The team also visited the Panguil Bay Bridge (PBB) Project in Tangub City, Misamis Occidental, one of the major infrastructure projects under the government’s flagship ‘Build, Build, Build’ program. Once completed in December 2023, the PBB will be considered the longest in the Philippines. The 3.7 kilometer-bridge will connect Tangub City with the municipality of Tubod in Lanao del Norte. 

Also inspected were major bypass road projects implemented by the Department of Public Works and Highways-Regional Office X in the province of Misamis Occidental, namely, the Tudela Bypass Road, Oroquieta City Plaridel- Calamba- Sapang Dalaga Road, the Tangub-Bonifacio Bypass Road, and the Ozamiz City Coastal Bypass Road.   These bypass roads will serve as alternate routes, easing traffic congestion in the main thoroughfares of the province.

Moreover, the team visited the Malaubang Brackish Water Fish Farm and the Community Based Bangus Satellite Hatchery projects of the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources-Regional Office X, as well as, several health facilities located in Misamis Occidental under the Health Facilities Enhancement Program of the Department of Health Center for Health Development-Northern Mindanao.

The RPMC-X team inspects the Aloran Farm-to-Market Road Project in Misamis Occidental province. This is funded by the Philippine Rural Development Project of the Department of Agriculture