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PIA Press Release
2008/04/02

3rd district Davao barangays urged to spur growth with dev't plans

Davao City (2 April) -- 3rd District Councilor Rachel Zozobrado yesterday (March 31) challenged the third district barangays to make use of their Medium Term Barangay Development Plan or MTBDP to push the growth of their barangays.

"It is high time that each barangay be empowered to plan for their future and the development plan is a means of empowering the barangays," she said.

The MTBDPs of 31 barangays in the third district were turned over to the barangay captains and the Office of the City Planning and Development Coordinator at the ALMACEN building, Catalunan Pequeño yesterday.

The MTBDP is under the Upscaling Barangay and Marketing Development Project of the Josefa Segovia Foundation, Inc. The project is a partnership between the Foundation and the 31 barangays in the 3rd district and will be used as a basis in the community development project of the Foundation for the said barangays.

"The government has limited resources and it will always welcome the support of the private sector to help uplift the economic status of the people especially the farmers," Zozobrado said. The Medium Term Barangay Development Plan of the 31 barangays in the third District of Davao is a blueprint for the development of each of these barangays.

Chone Baldoza, JSF executive director, said almost all the barangays in Calinan participated in the creation of the MTBDP except for one barangay (Barangay Kawayan) who declined the offer.

Baldoza said the MTBDP project is a good example of partnership between the barangay and a non-profit organization like JSF. The Foundation took care of the expenses for the creation of the development plans while the barangay provided the venue and all the information required to create the plans.

The 31 barangays that received their MTBDPs yesterday are Biao Joaquin, Calinan Poblacion, Dalagdag, Dacudao, Dominga, Inayangan, Lacson, Lamanan, Lampianao, Megkawayan, Pangyan, Riverside, Sirib, Subasta, Talomo River, Saloy, Tamayong, Wangan in Calinan District, Cadalian in Baguio District, Bantol, Baganihan, Buda, Dalag Lumot, Datu Salumay, Gumitan, Magsaysay, Malamba, Marilog, Salaysay, Suawan, Tamugan in Marilog District. (SP-PIA XI) [top]

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