City of Koronadal, South Cotabato – The SOCCSKSARGEN Treatment and Rehabilitation Center got the support of Regional Development Council (RDC) XII as it approved two (2) resolutions during its 63rd Regular Meeting in connection with the construction of the access road leading to the Center.

Mr. Alfredo Bronx P. Hebrona, Chairperson of the Infrastructure and Utilities Committee (InfraCom) XII and Private Sector Representative for the Infrastructure Sector, moved for the approval of RDC XII Resolution No. 129, Series of 2018, Requesting DPWH Central Office, to Fund the Construction of Access Road Leading to the Dangerous Drug Abuse Treatment and Rehabilitation Center (DDATRC) in Barangay Kawas, Alabel, Sarangani, and RDC XII Resolution No 130, Series of 2018, Requesting the Honorable Senator Emmanuel D. Pacquiao and Honorable Congressman Rogelio D. Pacquiao to Support the Construction of the Access Road Leading to the DDATRC in Barangay Kawas, Alabel, Sarangani,  which were unanimously approved by the members.

Regional Social Development Committee (RSDC) XII Chairperson Richlie Lyndon L. Magtulis, referred to the InfraCom XII the lack of funds for the construction of the said access road as discussed and reported by the Department of Health (DOH) XII during the Committee’s 3rd Quarter Meeting on September 6, 2018 in Koronadal City.

On September 10, 2018, Sarangani Acting Provincial Planning and Development Coordinator (PPDC) Ms. Jelyn Apura informed the InfraCom XII members that Sarangani Province has allotted an initial amount of PhP5 Million for the opening/improvement of the said access road during the 3rd Quarter Meeting of the Committee in Koronadal City.

Recognizing that the said amount is not enough in concreting the said access road,  InfraCom XII passed the said two (2) resolutions seeking funding assistance from DPWH CO and support for the completion of the access road from Senator Emmanuel D. Pacquiao and Congressperson Rogelio D. Pacquiao of Sarangani.  (Apollo Y. Manlawe, NEDA XII-DRD)