The Provincial Government of Benguet headed by Governor Dr. Melchor Daguines Diclas released P1.39 million as its counterpart funds for the construction of the Tanubong Spring-Agaki Communal Irrigation System in Balili, Mankayan, Benguet cofunded and implemented by the National Irrigation Administration (NIA). Governor Diclas said the counterpart project of the PLGU is supplying water to a 3.5-heactare farm in the said locality. The project included the construction of canalization works, a pump house, and terminal facilities.
Driven by its mission: Ensure Improvement of Quality of Life in Benguet, the Province of Benguet obtained a human development index of 0.883 in 2009. The province of Benguet promises its constituents high age expectancy, accessible high caliber education and more than sufficient way of living. This, however, can't be achieved without the help of its people.
The cultural beliefs and innate characteristics of the people made it possible for them to strive and develop higher quality of life without destroying the cradle that they live in.