Delay in ARMM projects cost province P300,000


COTABATO CITY—At least 18 projects funded by foreign loans suffered delays that cost P300,000 in one beneficiary province alone, according to an official of the autonomous region agency that is monitoring the projects.

Abba Kuaman, head of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) Social Fund Project, said the projects suffered “minor hitches” that caused delays worth at least P300,000 in Maguindanao alone.

The delays in the completion of the projects, which are designed to empower poor communities in ARMM, are caused by such mistakes as absence of signs and finishing touches.

Kuaman said local government units that would benefit from the projects vowed to help finish the projects.

Funds from foreign sources have been infused into the ARMM provinces of Maguindanao, Lanao del Sur, Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi. Charlie C. Señase, Inquirer Mindanao

Get Inquirer updates while on the go, add us on these apps:

Inquirer Viber

Disclaimer: The comments uploaded on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.

  • Loggnat

    What are the projects? A little more details could have made this article more educational and interesting if an example in some if not complete detail of one project was included to give the reader a clearer understanding ie. a road project delayed the opening and use due to lack of safety road signs and surface lines painted on the road, something like that with the exact name and location of the road project.  

To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.

Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:

c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City,Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94


editors' picks



latest videos