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MinSAAD project to cover Ned Settlement in Lake Sebu

piaLAKE  SEBU, South Cotabato, May  22  (PIA)   --  The   remote  barangay  of Ned   in Lake  Sebu  will soon  become  a beneficiary  of the  Mindanao Sustainable Agrarian and Agriculture Development (MinSAAD) Project, according to an  official of the Department of  Agrarian Reform in  South Cotabato.

Just recently, the  DAR- South Cotabato, the National Commission  on Indigenous  Peoples  (NCIP) -  XII,   and  community leaders  signed  a memorandum of agreement for the  implementation of MinSAAD projects  at the  Ned  Settlement  in Lake  Sebu.



Signatories were  DAR Provincial Agrarian Reform Program Officer II (PARPO) of South Cotabato Felix Frias, Community ARPO for Program Beneficiaries Development Division Nestor  Villanueva, NCIP Provincial Officer Myrna  Garcia and Tribal Chieftain Datu Hector Maquil.

Datu Maquil   represented  the Taboli (T’boli) Manobo Dulangan Cultural Communities.

MinSAAD Project headed by Project Manager Cenon  Original, represented by  Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist Celso  Limas.

Frias  explained   the  MOA is  necessary to obtain a Certificate of Pre-Condition from NCIP ensuring the protection of the rights and culture of IPs and Indigenous Cultural Communities (ICCs) in the area once the implementation of the MinSAAD project is underway.

This is to maintain the ancestral domains and cultural well-being of the IPs in the area, he said.  

The MOA covers all functions of the agencies and parties concerned, including the areas of cooperation, the responsibilities and obligations of all parties, the effectivity, termination and other provisions, as well as the monitoring that will be conducted by NCIP once the project has started.

“NCIP’s mandate is to protect the tribes’ rights and interests, and we are pleased that DAR respects our processes and requirements to ensure that this mandate is carried out,” said PO Garcia as she addresses those present.

She also thanked MinSAAD for letting DAR and NCIP see eye-to-eye despite past disputes over land coverage.

In  response,  Datu Maquil said, “We are not against the implementation of this project because we know that all will benefit from it.”

Ned  Settlement  covers 22,700 hectares of the 42,474  hectares  Barangay Ned in Lake  Sebu.  It was  created  by virtue of Presidential Proclamation No. 550   signed by the late  President  Ferdinand Marcos on April 15, 1969.

The Ned Settlement is one of the first agrarian reform communities launched in 1993.

MinSAAD is a joint project of the Government of the Philippines and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and spearheaded by DAR in cooperation with other national line agencies.

The project aims to alleviate poverty, develop agribusinesses, generate employment, promote peace and order as well as improve the quality of life through the provision of rural infrastructure and capacity building in the target settlement areas.

It covers 12 settlements in Mindanao spanning 7 provinces: Lanao Norte, Bukidnon, North Cotabato, South Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, Compostela Valley and Davao del Sur.  (DEDoguiles-PIA 12  with report from KDSespeñe-DAR South Cotabato)

Source: http://news.pia.gov.ph/article/view/1611432269323/minsaad-project-to-cover-ned-settlement-in-lake-sebu

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