CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The Regional Project Monitoring Committee-Region X (RPMC-X) conducted its 2nd quarter project field visits from 27 to 30 June 2022 to monitor the implementation of local and national programs and projects in the Province of Bukidnon, Northern Mindanao.

The monitoring team visited four projects funded under the Local Government Support Fund – Support to Barangay Development Program (LGSF-SBDP) of the Department of the Interior and Local Government. The SBDP is a flagship program of the DILG and an offshoot of Executive Order No. 70 (s.2018), which institutionalizes the whole-of-nation approach to end local communist armed conflict. The team inspected the construction of barangay access roads that are in various stages of completion.

The RPMC-X team also visited the Bukidnon Airport Development Project in Barangay Maraymaray, Don Carlos, Bukidnon. The 149-hectare new airport is one of the flagship infrastructure projects of the region. During the visit, the group inspected the construction of the 1,500-meter by 30-meter runway. The concrete runway is expected to be completed by 20 December 2022. Other ongoing works include embankment as part of the preparation of landside area, while the construction of the taxiway, apron, passenger terminal building, and access roads will be undertaken and completed by 2026.

Further, the team visited the Valencia City Technology for Education, Employment, Entrepreneurs, and Economic Development (Tech4ED) Center, and the Digital Transformation Center, in Maramag, Bukidnon. These centers serve as information hubs for beneficiaries such as students, women, senior citizens, out-of-school youths, and indigenous people to conduct research, learn new skills, and avail of government online services. The centers are currently operational and being utilized in the conduct of digital literacy trainings and other government online services.

Other areas inspected were major bypass road projects implemented by the Department of Public Works and Highways-Regional Office X, namely, the Cabanglasan-San Fernando Alternate Road, Access Road Leading to Bukidnon Airport, Construction of Pulangi Bridge along Don Carlos–Kiburiao, Quezon, Bukidnon, Maramag Maraduago Road-Junction Lampanusan Road, and the Bukidnon–Davao City Road.

The team also monitored the expansion and construction of Phase V of Central Mindanao University’s University Hospital and Phase III of its Administration Building Extension. Phase V of the hospital is at 75 percent physical accomplishment, while the construction activities planned under the program of works for the Administration Building were completed.

The RPMC-X team inspecting the construction of 1,260-meter concrete runway of the Bukidnon Airport Development Project in the Municipality of Don Carlos
The RPMC-X team inspecting the road opening works for the construction of the Maramag Maraduagao Road-Jct Lampanusan Road in Pangantucan, Bukidnon