CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (PIA) — The Poverty Reduction, Livelihood and Employment Cluster (PRLEC) of Northern Mindanao is firming up its action plan to end local communist armed conflict in the region.
In a planning workshop, member-agencies of the PRLEC identified programs and activities to accelerate the delivery of services and strengthen the government’s campaign against communist insurgency.
Prior to the identification of programs, the priority areas in the region and the corresponding needs of each of the targeted communities were presented to the participants.
The workshop was spearheaded by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) regional office 10, the lead agency of the regional PRLEC.
Tarhata S. Mapandi, regional director of TESDA-10, said the workshop aims to “synchronize the interventions of the agencies under the PRLEC.
‘We already have interventions in the target areas under Executive Order 70 and we would like to sustain them and ensure that all efforts would not be put into waste due to overlapping of interventions,” she said.
Meanwhile, Colonel Jose Arn Real, 403rd Infantry Brigade Deputy Commander, said the workshop is the best venue to inform agencies on the needed interventions for the priority areas so as not to make mistakes where the services will be delivered.
Assistant Regional Director Estrella Pahalla of the Department of Labor and Employment -X said the activity will unify all forces of the government. “There’s nothing that we can do that will not succeed if we will all be moving towards one direction.”
Pahalla hopes he different programs and interventions identified will benefit those that have not been reached by the government.
The results of the workshop will be presented to the Social Development Committee of the Regional Development Council and the Regional Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict. (APB/PIA10)