Tago, Surigao del Sur, Sept 19 – The Poverty Reduction, Livelihood and Employment Cluster holds dialogue to the locals of Brgy Umalag yesterday, September 19, 2019 held at New Umalag, town of San Miguel, this province.
The said dialogue aims to inform the locals of Brgy Umalag about the different programs of the different line agencies, since the said barangay is one of the chosen for the implementation of livelihood and skills trainings of PRLEC. It also aims to identify the issues and concerns of the locals.
The objective of the activity is to elevate the communities and to reduce the poverty thru introducing livelihood for sustainable programs, in which every agencies will respond to the needs of the communities by committing their support to the programs.
A total of 300 participants from Brgy Umalag, and neighboring barangays namely Brgy Castillo and Brgy Bolhoon attended the said activity and raise their issues and concerns to the different line agencies.
The activity was actively participated by the head of agencies spearheaded by Dir. Rey M Cueva, PD, Tesda, Sur sur and Ltc Xerxes Trinidad, CO, 36IB with the different line agencies from Provincial Police Office (PPO), DAR, DOLE, PCA, DILG, NCIP, DA, DSWD-SDS, Provincial Tourism, NFA, OPAG, DOST, Land bank and the locals of Brgy Umalag, SMSDS.
In his statement, Ltc Xerxes Trinidad requested the commitment of the different agencies in responding to the call of the local community in ending insurgency.
“Military is not only the solution in ending the local communist armed conflict but rather by the convergence of efforts of every one, the convergence of all line agencies working in unison and commitment of every one to serve the Filipino people.,” Ltc Trinidad said 4TH INF DIV He further added that the program given by the government must be fully accepted and fully supported by the locals. The commitment of the community towards the services given by government is one of the key factor to end this 50 year of futile armed struggle.
PRLEC is one of the 12 lines of effort of the government in ending the local communist armed conflict anchored on president Duterte EO 70 or the institutionalization of Whole of Nation Approach.