Stakeholders’ forum held in Suriago del Sur

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Madrid, Surigao del Sur- The Department of the Interior and Local Government in the province of Surigao del Sur together with Poverty Reduction, Livelihood and Employment Cluster holds forum with other stakeholders yesterday September 10, 2020 around 9:00 am at Grand Ballroom, Shacene Pension House and Restaurant, Tandag City.

The said forum aims to update plans, programs and activities to be implemented in the province particularly in the areas under the implementation of EO-70 in coordination with PRLEC.The objective of the activity is to help uplift the economic condition of the communities identified as less privilege, isolated and conflict affected areas and reduce the poverty level thru introducing innovative livelihood programs in which every agencies will respond to the needs of the communities by committing their support to the programs.

A total of seven Barangay beneficiaries from the three Municipalities of this province namely: the Municipality of Cantilan, Carmen and San Miguel have benefited thru the government programs.

The activity was actively participated by the head of the agencies spearheaded by Dir. Pedrito Alacaba, PD, DILG, Dir. Sol Jamero of PD,TESDA, representative of Gov. Pimentel Mr. Esmeraldo Raymundo of PGO, 67IB, 75IB, Brgy Captains and officials, Municipal planning Engineers ,members of the Media and other provincial and national government agencies.

In his statement, Lt. Col. Diagmel requested the commitment of the different agencies in responding to the call of the local community in helping the fast delivery of basic services to the conflict affected areas so that issues among the communities can now be address even in this trying times of pandemic. He stressed out that putting our acts together will be of great advantage to put an end to this insurgency.

“Military is not only  the solution in ending the local communist armed conflict but rather by the convergence efforts of every one, the convergence of all line agencies working in unity and commitment to serve the Filipino people.,” LtCol Diagmel said.

He further added that the program given by the government must be fully accepted and supported by the local government. The commitment of the community towards the services given by government is one of the key factors to end the armed struggle. The Stakeholder forum was orchestrated by the provincial DILG with the PRLEC as one of the frontrunners of the government in ending the local communist armed conflict anchored on President Duterte EO-70 or the institutionalization of Whole of Nation Approach.