THE Bohol Provincial
Government headed by Governor Arthur Yap has allocated
P100,000 to each of the 1,109
barangays as initial fund for
Yap told Cebu Business
Week that water is a big problem in Bohol so that it has become a way of life to walk many
distances for many hours to
fetch water and has become a
way of life since time immemorial.
“My decision as Bohol governor is to solve it. We should
uplift the living condition of our
least fortunate brothers. In the
society, they need water, and
water is life,” Yap said.
Yap said that they are not
selective. Every barangay in Bohol must be given P100,000 for
water system. They should use
it for water system like water
pipe, water jetmatic pump, and
“We should start from
P100,000. If after the implementation there’s a need to add
more funds in the coming years,
we will do it,” Yap said.
He noted that most of the
poorest towns in Bohol are located in the 2nd District. Let us give
water to the poorest among the
poor people in Bohol who are
mostly living in the 2nd District.
He said that based on records of the Philippine Statistics
Authority (PSA), of the top 15
poorest municipalities in Bohol,
13 belong to 2nd District.
“That is why I am giving
more time to serve the second
district. I started it during the
last quarter of 2020. I urge all
the barangay captains in the
second district to avail the initial
P100,000 water project. Once
the initial funds will be implemented and they need additional funds, we are ready to add.
Yap said that with water,
you protect the basic health
care system of the barangays
especially that we are in the
middle of a pandemic. We need
fresh drinking water to help in
improving the health situation
of our people.
“If we have water, we can
easily develop the agricultural
farms. If we have agriculture,
we will have abundant food.
So, the issue of water is a local
water development issue. And I
always say that no matter what
will happen to Bohol in the future, especially that we have
achieved our goal to become
the top tourism destination in
the country, we will remain an
agricultural province,” Yap said.
ELIAS O. BAQUERO