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NTF-ELCAC: Only 136 of 846 farm-to-market road projects completed in 2022 

A total of 136, or less than 20%, of the 846 farm-to-market roads under the Barangay Development Program were completed last year, the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) said Thursday.
“Noong 2022 naman ay meron natapos na 136 farm-to-market roads all over the country,” NTF-ELCAC Secretariat executive director Ernesto Torres Jr. said at a televised public briefing.
(In 2022, 136 farm-to-market roads were finished all over the country.)
“Pero this is quite low dahil ang kabuuang farm-to-market road noong 2022 ay 846. So, 16% lang ang natapos as of this report,” he added.
(But this is quite low because the total number of farm-to-market road projects for 2022 was 846. So, only 16% was finished as of this report.)
Torres attributed the delay to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the national elections.
According to him, the NTF-ELCAC will closely supervise the implementation of the projects to increase the completion rate.
More projects are being finalized for 2023 and will be implemented in 959 barangays across the country, Torres said. —VBL, GMA Integrated News