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Short Memo: Good News for Bacolod

Short Memo: Good News for Bacolod
12/03/2013

Philippines

In a triumph for the concept of public-private-people partnership (PPPP), one of the original DELGOSEA pilot cities, Bacolod in the Philippines, just received 3 million Pesos (around 73,000 USD) from the Department of Interior and Local Government, as part of the funding needed to construct the proposed Bacolod Youth Home

This grant is in addition to money raised by the private Virlanie Foundation and the efforts of the community to build the home that is designed to help children and teenagers in need.

The support is in line with the Department’s programme for LGU’s ‘Seal of Good Housekeeping’, and Bacolod is very proud to have qualified for as part of the award scheme. Construction is scheduled to start in the second week of March and the Department of Interior and Local Government will be monitoring the progress of the project. The ceremony was attended by the city mayor, Mayor Evelio Leonardia, Vice Mayor Thaddy Sayson and Councilor Em Ang the chairperson on Social Services and the same time member of the team for the youth home project.

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