DAR earmarks P2M for Taloctoc-Mangali road
Tabuk, Kalinga (22 November) -- The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) earmarked P2 million pesos for the continuation of the Taloctoc-Mangali road, according to Provincial Agrarian Reform Officer II Victoriano Laguinday.
The fund allocation he said was drawn from the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) to be utilized for the opening of road, which started early this year by the Department of Public Works and Highways.
Laguinday said they have made representations with Congressman Manuel Agyao for a counterpart fund since the amount from their office is inadequate. He informed that
Agyao considered the proposal a priority from his Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) for 2009.
Meanwhile, DAR provincial office here conducted recently two separate symposia in two colleges to explain to the students why CARP has to be extended.
Laguinday said the public forum dubbed as "Academe-CARP Advocacy Blitz" conducted at the Kalinga-Apayao State College and the St. Louis College of Bulanao aimed to rally support of the academe for the extension of CARP especially in Kalinga and an opportunity to clear issues about CARP.
During the symposium, Laguinday and his team of speakers presented CARP and its salient features as a contributor in developing Philippine economy and addressing the plight of poor Filipinos.
His team further called on the two institutions to help poor farmers gets alleviated from their status through extension programs particularly in agricultural production and technology transfer. (PIA-Kalinga) [top]