In conflict affected and vulnerable areas where peace and economic development is usually searching, a commitment to foster lasting harmony between the government and the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) is a mutual challenge expected to rejoin and strengthen the peace-building, reconstruction and development processes. This is the continuing advocacy of the Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan (PAMANA) Program of the government.
Last December 27, 2016, Department of Agriculture (DA) Region XI OIC Regional Executive Director, Engr. Ricardo M. Onate Jr. turned over the PAMANA cheque amounting to P5.44 Million to Mayor Sara Duterte as represented by City Administrator, Atty. Zuleika T. Lopez during the flag raising ceremony at the City Hall of Davao. According to PAMANA Focal Person, Mr. Samuel P. Escamis of the City Agriculturist Office, various livelihood projects will be implemented in Barangay Sirawan of Toril District wherein some MNLF members reside.
In order to address certain conflict and economic issues that affect the peace process, OPAPP in partnership with DA XI and the Local Government of Davao City thru the City Agriculturist Office led by OIC City Agriculturist, Mr. Leo Brian D. Leuterio, will implement projects identified by the community on Integrated Vegetable Production, White Corn Production, Municipal Fishery Development Project, Agri-Fishery Processing and Capability Building Interventions.- RC Ursua/ CAO