MIAGAO, Iloilo – The Municipality of Miagao is right on track when it comes to the implementation of the programs and projects on Education.

This was the statement of Mr. Edwin Nacionales, Program Coordinator of the Synergia Foundation during the Public Financial Management Assessment and Study with the Local School Board members.

The Study was conducted to evaluate the utilization of the Special Education Fund (SEF) of the local government units.  Further, it aims to provide policy direction for budget allocation and funding support to educational development from LGUs and other funding agencies.

In Miagao, the guidelines are religiously followed despite the difficulty in spending the SEF due to the limitations stated under the Local Government Code.

Mayor Macario Napulan said that aside from the regular SEF, he has allocated additional funding support from the General Funds in the amount of more or less P1-million.

It may be known that the SEF arises from the additional one percent tax on real property and is allocated by the Local Government Code to the local school boards and is use on programs and projects that will ensure quality of education. (ABMande)