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July 21, 2014 10

Tupi gets P2.7M from DAR for peace-related projects Read…

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/18 July) — The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) has approved the release of a P2.7 million grant to the municipality of Tupi in South Cotabato for the implementation of various community-based projects.Tupi Mayor Reynaldo… Read More..
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Jul 17, 2014 14

Feature: Hardworking ARB tells tale of his blessings

ISULAN, SULTAN KUDARAT, July16 (PIA) – “Blessings from God,” Enriqueto “Onyok” Leysa, Jr. said as he attributed his success in life to God.But people around Onyok said that his strong faith to God coupled with hard work and his risk-taker attitude is what… Read More..
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Jul 14, 2014 19

FEATURE: A better tomorrow for Mapantig women starts with…

ISULAN, SULTAN KUDARAT, July11 (PIA) – Jane kneads the dough until it becomes supple, smooth and elastic. Then with a sharp knife, she cuts the kneaded dough and divides it into many pieces. Each piece is weighed to get the same weight and size. She then… Read More..
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Jul 11, 2014 15

DAR spurs trade, investment in agrarian reform areas in…

ISULAN, Sultan Kudarat, Julyn11 (PIA) – The Department of Agrarian Reform in Sultan Kudarat Province in cooperation with the Department of Trade and Industry recently held an agribusiness investment forum for agrarian reform beneficiaries (ARBs) in in the… Read More..


Tupi gets P2.7M from DAR for peace-related projects Read more http://www.mindanews.com/top-stories/2014/07/18/tupi-gets-p2-7m-from-dar-for-peace-related-projects

imagesGENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/18 July) — The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) has approved the release of a P2.7 million grant to the municipality of Tupi in South Cotabato for the implementation of various community-based projects.

Tupi Mayor Reynaldo Tamayo said Friday such funding forms part of the area’s initial allocation under the agrarian reform area component of the national government’s PAyapa at MAsaganang PamayaNAn (PAMANA) program.

He said nine barangays in the area were earlier adopted by DAR as beneficiaries of the PAMANA agrarian reform area initiative for the next three years.

“Each beneficiary (barangay) will receive P300,000 to fund the implementation of their proposed community projects,” he said.

The mayor said five barangays — Crossing Rubber, Kalkam, Lunen, Palian and Tubeng — had have proposed for the renovation and construction of multi-purpose buildings.

He said Barangays Acmonan, Bunao and Simbo pushed for the rehabilitation of their potable water systems while Barangay Cebuano proposed for the replacement of the submersible water pump in one of its communities.

Julgen Dajay, Tupi Municipal Planning and Development Office head, said they are currently waiting for the release of the grants, which would be downloaded directly to the barangays.

Once the funds are released, he said they would immediately proceed with the bidding of the contracts for the identified projects.

“The implementation phase for these projects will likely begin within the third quarter of the year,” he said.

The municipal government of Tupi and DAR signed a memorandum of agreement in April last year for the implementation of the PAMANA program’s agrarian reform component in nine barangays in the area.

PAMANA is the government’s program and framework for peace and development in areas affected by conflict and communities covered by existing peace agreements.

The program intends to provide communities with projects funded under the government’s stimulus fund to bring genuine peace and development.

It also aims to “reduce poverty, improve governance and empower communities in situations of conflict,” a project briefer said

A complementary track to the peace negotiations, it said the program’s main strategy is to bring the government closer to the identified PAMANA areas, “ensuring that the communities benefit from improved delivery of basic social services and are served by responsive, transparent and accountable government units.”

The projects that may be funded by the program include connectivity systems, basic services for economic development, agricultural services and industry investments, economic investments in indigenous people’s areas, disaster-preparedness and climate change adaptation interventions.

The fund may also be used as a source of subsidy for major projects of local government units with similar objectives and to finance detailed engineering design costs.(MindaNews)

Source: http://www.mindanews.com/top-stories/2014/07/18/tupi-gets-p2-7m-from-dar-for-peace-related-projects/

Feature: Hardworking ARB tells tale of his blessings

piaISULAN, SULTAN KUDARAT, July16 (PIA) – “Blessings from God,” Enriqueto “Onyok” Leysa, Jr. said as he attributed his success in life to God.

But people around Onyok said that his strong faith to God coupled with hard work and his risk-taker attitude is what puts him in the ranks of successful agrarian reform beneficiaries all throughout the country.

Onyok started farming when he was 14 years old. Being the eldest in the 16 siblings, he was the constant companion of his father when they till rented lands to support their family. Onyok attended classes in the morning and cultivated the land in the evening.

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FEATURE: A better tomorrow for Mapantig women starts with PAMANA-ARA

piaISULAN, SULTAN KUDARAT, July11 (PIA) – Jane kneads the dough until it becomes supple, smooth and elastic. Then with a sharp knife, she cuts the kneaded dough and divides it into many pieces. Each piece is weighed to get the same weight and size. She then forms the pieces into a roll and pinches a pre-mixed filling and puts it in each piece. Then she sprinkles the rolls with the home-made baking crumbs to finish the look of Spanish bread. She then places each roll into the tray and allows it to rise. It was already 11:00 o’clock in the morning. Jane unties the knot of her apron, takes off her hair net and gets ready to go home to her family. “Time now for my family,” Jane chuckled.

This is the daily routine of Mary Jane “Jane” Fernandez. Every day at around 4:30 o’clock in the morning she and her co-worker report to the bakery to prepare everything while waiting for the pandesal to be ready. At around 5:00 o’clock in the morning, they open the bakery and sell the freshly hot pandesal to the buying public.

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