DAR conducts ARED-SICAD program training, community health work update
by Rebecca Cadavos
Southern Leyte (14 October) -- Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) successfully conducted the Agrarian Reform Enterprise Development – Sustainable Integrated Coconut Area Development (ARED-SICAD) training last Oct 10-12, 2006 at Sogod Bay Lodge in Sogod town here.
Angeli C. Kaindoy, DAR Public Information Officer designate based in Sogod reported that the new program, ARED-SICAD aims to help develop coconut industry not only here in the province but throughout the fast growing coco industry provinces in the country.
DAR ARED-SICAD trained the Area Coordinating Team which were representatives from the municipalities of Panaon Island such as Liloan, San Francisco, Pintuyan and San Ricardo.
Kaindoy revealed that the Area Coordinating Team will represent the different people’s organization from the Panaon Island being the pilot area of the said program. The training was assisted by the Institute for Democratic Participation in Governance (IDPG), a non-government organization working hand in hand with DAR through social preparations that were used for the realization of the project.
On the other hand,Kaindoy further disclosed the three-day Updating Workshop on Community Health Work was also conducted to (15) indigenous people at Hidden Valley Inland Resort in Anilao, Liloan last Oct 11-13, 2006.
These indigenous people who are DAR beneficiaries came all the way from Mindanao few years back. Individual data gathering and profiling for these beneficiaries under the DAR program was already conducted earlier this year by the local team of each identified municipality headed by the Office of the municipal mayor.
The updating workshop was made possible through the Foundation of Our Lady of Peace Mission Inc. headed by its President, Sr. Eva Fidela Maamo who is based in Paranaque City. (PIA) [top]