DAR turns-over livelihood projects in SoCot

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OIC-Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer (PARPO) II H. Roldan Ali said the recipients include Silway 8 Community-based Association, Sulit Farmers’ Association (SUFA) and Sulit Tricycle Operators’ and Drivers’ Association (SULTODA).  
“Bigasan ng Bayan as one of their projects is very promising to generate more income in their organizations,” Ali said.
Ali added that the DAR and PAMANA-ARA would constantly monitor their operation to ensure the successful implementation and sustainability of the projects.  
Chief Agrarian Reform Program Officer (CARPO) Nestor Villanueva said the department will mentor the organizations because they are the conduit of the government in extending help to the people.
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“Hopefully, the benefits will improve the lives not only of the recipients but also of the next generation,” Villanueva said.
Ms. Eva Roldan, president of Silway 8 Community-based Association, said the amount would be a very big help for them to start their organizations’ project.
The PAMANA-ARA is implemented jointly by the Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace Process (OPAPP) and DAR with the cooperation of other national and local government agencies, aimed to respond and strengthen peace-building, reconstruction and development in conflict-affected areas in the country. (Herbert Aliligay, Contributor/ Kathlene Sespene, editor)
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Photo #1: DAR South Cotabato Officials headed by PARPO II H. Roldan A. Ali (3rd from right) turn overs PAMANA-ARA checks to the officers and members of Sulit Farmers Association (SUFA), Bgy. Sulit, Polomolok, South Cotabato. With him are CARPO-PBD Engr.Nestor I. Villanueva, PAMANA-ARA Point person (2nd from right) and Esther de Guzman (extreme right) PAMANA-ARA coordinator.

Photo #2: Engr. Nestor I. Villanueva, CARPO-PBD (center w/ white shirt) is having a short Focused Group Discussion (FGD) with the officers and members of the Silway 8 Community-Based Association in Brgy. Silway 8, Polomolok, South Cotabato.

Photo #2: Ms. Eva Roldan, President of Silway 8 Community-based Association, received PAMANA-ARA checks from PARPO II H. Roldan A. Ali during the turnover ceremony held on March 14, 2016.