CAMP ELIAS ANGLES, Pili, Camarines Sur-A P12 million worth of livelihood project under the Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan (PAMANA) was inaugurated in Bula town, Camarines Sur province, Thursday, February 27.
Residents from the Barangays of La Victoria, La Purisima and Panoypoyan are the beneficiaries of the newly constructed Abaca Fiber Production Center and new equipment for coco coir production and other livelihood programs such as farm animals raising and sugar candy making.
Town Mayor Amelita Ibasco expressed her gratitude to PAMANA for choosing the municipality of Bula as one of the recipients of the project.
PAMANA is a national government’s program “that extends development interventions to isolated, hard-to-reach, and conflict-affected areas, ensuring that they are not left behind.”
Lt. Col. Tommy Deliva, Battalion Commander of 83rd Infantry Battion (83IB) underscored that this development is a proof of the government’s sincerity in providing quality service to the public especially in terms of livelihood programs.
83IB is very instrumental in realizing the implementation of the project following the creation of Bula Task Force for PEACE last year which also paved the way for more projects intended for uplifting the lives of the residents in the said town.
Joint Task Force Bicolandia (JTFB) under MGEN FERNANDO T TRINIDAD AFP lauded the commitment of 83IB and their partners to consistently meet the needs of the populace which is anchored in the Executive Order No. 70 (EO 70) or the Whole-of-Nation Approach which end goal is to solve the insurgency problem in the country.
Also present during the event were Paul Escober, Area Manager for Bicol-Quezon-Mindoro of PAMANA OPAPP and representatives of various government offices.