From the Philippine Information Agency (Jul 28): DAR completes Php3.6 M peace projects in S. Cotabato town
The provincial office of the Department of Agrarian Reform in South Cotabato has recently completed P3.6 million worth of peace projects.
These projects, said Felix Frias, provincial agrarian reform program officer II, were carried out in Polomolok town under the PAyapa at MAsaganang pamayaNAn (PAMANA) Program to benefit Agrarian Reform Areas (ARA) in the Municipality of Polomolok, South Cotabato.
“Our team, along with the team from LGU Polomolok, conducted a joint inspection of the projects and found that 12 are already completed and are now ready for turn over to the local government unit of Polomolok,” Frias said.
These projects include construction of lined canals in Barangays Magsaysay, Poblacion, Lapu, Upper Klinan, and Polo.
Multipurpose buildings were built in Glamang and Silway 8.
Other projects include construction of a potable water system and intake tank at Brgy. Cannery Site, construction of submersible pump and rehabilitation of school stage at Klinan 6, road concretization at Lumakil and construction of solar dryer in Brgy. Bentung.
Frias explained that PAMANA allotted Php300,000 for each of the 12 infrastructure projects.
The PAMANA Project aims to provide for Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries (ARBs) in conflict-affected areas by building projects that will reduce poverty, improve governance and empower communities.