Feature: San Isidro Lianga, lone beneficiary of StRIDe Mindanao Programme in Surigao del Sur
by Grace B. Tranquilan
Tandag, Surigao del Sur (January 5) -- The Strengthening Response to Internal Displacement in Mindanao (StRIDe-Mindanao), a new component of GoP-UN ACT for peace programme recently identified San Isidro, Lianga as the lone municipality of Surigao del Sur to benefit its programs.
StRIde Mindanao aims to strengthen peace building efforts and sustain the gains of peace and development in Southern Philippines by contributing to the establishment of durable solutions to internal displacement in the affected areas by conflicts from 2003 to present.
During the presentation of the project held here recently, Mr. Chinot Adao, Area Technical Assistant discussed the component and purpose of the programme including the cooperation of the Local Government Unit (LGU) and Barangay Local Government Unit (BLGU) in the implementation which, according to him, is the most important.
The provincial Technical Working Group of Act for Peace (PTWG-A4P) had assisted the programme in identifying existing organizations, guiding them in policy-making, validating the data gathering from the Community Organizers during the Social Preparation and Prepared Terms of Conditions that was conducted in the area.
The programme will establish barangay health stations, potable water system and livelihood programs for the public, to be realized the soonest possible time.
The thrusts and programs of StRIDe Mindanao is in line with the priorities of the Government and the United Nations Development Assistance Framework which seeks to strengthen peace-building efforts and sustain the gains for peace and development funded by the European Commission (EC). (PIA Surigao del Sur) [top]