Presidential Communications Operations Office

  PIA Bldg, Visayas Ave, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
  Thursday, 23 March 2023 News Before 1 Feb 2012. Click for Latest
Web PIA  
Region R07 Submenu
Latest News
News Headlines
Foto Releases
One Visayas
Special Reports
Infobytes eNewsletter

The Franciscan Youths (YOUFRA) of Enrique Villanueva, Siquijor: Feeling triumphant after giving their share to the community. Tree planting and clean up activities are one of the regular activities of these youth to help mitigate the adverse effects of climate change following their weekly formation at the Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish in Enrique Villanueva, Siquijor. (pia-siquijor/Rizalie Anding Calibo)
Central Visayas Region

PIA Press Release
Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Sibulan sitio eyed to benefit from peace, development project

By Rachelle M. Nessia

DUMAGUETE CITY, Jan. 17 (PIA) -- A sitio in the town of Sibulan, Negros Oriental was identified as one of the proposed communities for the Peace and Development Community (PDC) livelihood and development projects in the Negros island.

Sitio Talirokon in Brgy. Enrique Villanueva of Sibulan town was identified by the Manila-based Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) after an intensive profiling done last year.

Engr. Patricio Miaco of Bais City Engineer's Office
The sitio is located around 50 kilometers away from Sibulan town proper. Its 1,118 hectare-area accommodates 57 families, said Sibulan Information Officer Connie Rosales.

A total of P24 million has been allocated for the community development and livelihood projects from PAMANA or Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan (Peaceful and Resilient Communities) which covers the development interventions to be implemented in the identified communities.

“The funds will be released in tranches to the Provincial Government of Negros Oriental and the Sibulan municipal government once the closure agreement has been signed,” said Rosales.

PAMANA is the government’s program and framework for peace and development in conflict-affected areas which aims to reduce poverty, improve governance and empower communities to address issues of conflict through community-driven initiatives that promote peace.

Said initiatives include capacity building, road rehabilitation and livelihood projects.

In view of this, officials from OPAPP and selected leaders of the Negros and Panay Peace and Development Community are set to meet with representatives from the Rebolusyonaryong Partido ng Manggagawa ng Pilipinas-Revolutionary Proletarian Army-Alex Boncayao Brigade (RPMP-RPA-ABB) this month to discuss the mechanics of the PDC projects.

“They will determine the appropriate livelihood and other development interventions for the identified communities,” said Rosales.

According to OPAPP Executive Director Luisito Montalbo during a writeshop conducted recently in Bacolod City, the government through OPAPP is vigorously pursuing a closure track with both the Tabara-Paduano Group and the RPMP-RPA-ABB.

“The socio-economic development component of the agreement will be given to communities through PAMANA,” said Montalbo.

In line with the mandatory provision for the closure pact with the RPMP-RPA-ABB is the disposition of arms and forces and its transformation into a legal, unarmed, socio-economic organization. (RMN/PIA Negros Oriental)

Latest Stories
  • Solar energy to light up 75 more houses in off-grid areas in NegOr (R07)
  • NGO urges public to collect, propagate seeds to create native tree forests in CV (R07)
  • DSWD brings Pantawid Pamilya program to Dumaguete City (R07)
  • NGO to hold free breast, cervical cancer screening (R07)
  • Cebu-based NGO to hold free screening for breast, cervical cancer (R07)
  • Army, NGOs serve free health services (R07)
  • Negrenses invited to join e-Trike design contest (R07)
  • Solar bottle bulbs light up public market in Asturias town (R07)
  • Simple floating deck in Asturias town attracts local tourists (R07)
  • Ubay opens high caliber Basketball tournament (R07)
  • Feature: Agrarian communities upbeat on communal irrigation (R07)
  • Dumaguete’s Sinulog Festival contingent lands in Top 10 (R07)
  • NYC to conduct reg'l orientation on PYDP (R07)
  • Info, marketing complexes soon to rise for agrarian communities in Bohol (R07)
  • Bohol rice production Up by over 16 percent in 2011 By Rey Anthony H. Chiu (R07)

    Philippine Official Gazette | Office of the President | Presidential Communications Operations Office
    For comments and feedback, please email PIA Newsdesk
    Copyright © 2005 Philippine Information Agency
    PIA Building, Visayas Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City 1101 Philippines