Gerona is one of the 1st four recipient municipalities and the only one municipality in Luzon that received 38.1 Million worth of Climate Change Adaptation Programs and Projects or the so called People’s Survival Fund (PSF). Other recipient municipalities are Del Carmen Siargiao Island, Surigao del Norte & Lanuza Surigao Del Sur of Mindanao and San Francisco, Camotes, Island of Visayas.
38.1 Million is allotted to programs and projects that would benefit mostly the farmers of Gerona and vulnerable sectors. As Mayor Eclar said during the awarding of the fund, “ The PSF will help improve the management of our water resources, due to the expected increase in severity and frequency of climate-induced drought and flooding”.
***PSF was established in 2012 through Republict Act 10174 to support the climate adaptation action plans of local government.