Gensan signifies intent for MRDP-APL2
General Santos City (31 October) -- The city government here signifies its intention to take part and be among the beneficiaries of the Mindanao Rural Development Program - Adaptable Program Loan 2 or MRDP-APL2. The city's intention is formally manifested by the Sanggunian Panlungsod here which passed resolution 367 series of September 2006 by joint sponsorship.
"(The) components of MRDO-APL2 program, such as institutional strengthening and capacity building for decentralized services, rural infrastructure, community subprojects, natural resource management, program coordination and support, will greatly benefit the people of General Santos City by strengthening food security and poverty reduction efforts in the locality", the resolution espouses.
"MRDP-APL2 has been conceptualized as a poverty reduction intervention for the rural poor and indigenous people (IP) communities of Mindanao that complements the implementation of Agriculture and Fisheries Modernization Act (AFMA) and (the) Republic Act 7160" the resolution explains. (Luzvimi/PIA Sargen) [top]