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VG Lagman: With declaration of state of calamity, LGUs can now tap response fund

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Albay Vice Governor Edcel Grex Lagman explained that the declaration of state of calamity in the province will allow local government units to use their respective Quick Response Fund (QRF).

The Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Albay, headed by VG Lagman, passed a resolution today declaring state of calamity in the province.

Lagman said that the resolution will be the basis of the Local Chief Executives (LCEs) to access their Quick Response Fund (QRF).

“Lalo na sa mga Barangay LCEs o mga Punong Barangay para matugunan ang mga food, water and medical needs ng kanilang mga konstituwentes. Pwede na nila ma-access ang kanilang Barangay QRF,” said Lagman.

“Ito ay naaayon sa Enhanced Community Quarantine kung saan mga Punong Barangay ang itinakda ni PRRD na obligadong tumulong sa kani-kanilang mga residente,” he added.

With the proclamation, he said that procurement of public goods will now be faster and the funds will be downloaed easier from the national government to LGUs.

“Mas simple na rin po ang proceso para tumanggap ng mga donasyon mula sa pampubliko at pampribadong donors,” he said.