The Priority Development Assistance Fund website (PDAF) affirms our commitment to promote transparency and accountability in the House of Representatives.
The PDAF makes possible the implementation, in every congressional district, of small-scale but significant projects which can not be part of large-scale projects of national agencies. These projects, which are generally in the form of infrastructure, health, education and social aid packages, directly touch the lives of our district constituents, and make the government a meaningful presence in their daily lives.
Through this breakthrough website, we aim to provide the public with accurate information on the projects implemented in every district that are funded by the PDAF. In so doing, we seek to expand public awareness and appreciation of the PDAF as a vital instrument for providing timely and appropriate responses to various needs for government assistance in the grassroots. We also aim that this website encourages our people to be more actively engaged in the processes of identifying programs and projects that can be funded by the PDAF, and in the exercise of citizens' oversight on the use of these funds.
We encourage you to join us in our efforts to engage our people more actively in translating their needs and concerns into specific programs and projects that inevitably contribute to sustaining the momentum of our shared efforts to eradicate poverty, increase government efficiency, and ensure that the benefits of development are equitably distributed are equitably distributed across the length and breadth of our archipelago.