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PIA Press Release
2009/06/06

Gov. Diasen calls for support to curb poverty

by L. Lopez

Tabuk, Kalinga (6 June) -- Governor Floydelia Diasen is seeking support from different sectors to help curb poverty in Kalinga, which is considered still as a food-poor province in the country.

Speaking before a group of local leaders here, Diasen said "I urge everyone to be vigilant and sensitive in finding ways and means to solve this common problem on poverty of our province. She is inviting them to share whatever is available that could help address poverty and malnutrition among our people.

Diasen expressed her disbelief that while Kalinga is dubbed as the 'rice granary of the Cordillera region', it is included in the list of provinces with serious malnutrition state of being a food-poor province.

But Diasen has strong faith that if the leaders join her in this crusade against poverty and malnutrition, 'together we can bring Kalinga out from that list.'

"We see we are blessed with rich resources, what we need is to plan on how to tap and develop these gifts so we can enjoy life here in our province", she said.

Diasen related poverty to the problem on peace and order explaining where there is serious poverty, there will also be higher crime rate.

The poor state of people is a contributory factor to committing illegal activities, and therefore we should work together to shield our province from getting into this even more serious problem, Diasen said.

As your leader, I commit to do my work with your full support to keep the province on the roadmap of change and development towards our common goal of graduating from being a food-poor province, she said. (PIA-Kalinga) [top]

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