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Bacolod City, Philippines Wednesday, November 27, 2019
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Guv turns over
P25M peace projects


Negros Occidental Gov. Eugenio Jose Lacson led the turnover of the PAyapa at MAsaganang PamayaNAn-Department of the Interior and Local Government (PAMANA-DILG) and Development Acceleration Program-Funded projects worth P25 million at the peace and development community sites in Sitios Ilan and Mambinay in Brgy. Locotan, Kabankalan City, yesterday, a press release from the Capitol said.

More than 800 beneficiaries availed of government services such as free medical and dental aid, skills and livelihood training, massage and haircut, and Negros Occidental Health Care Program (NOCHP) enrolment, among others.

A memorandum of understanding was also signed between the provincial government, City Government of Kabankalan led by Mayor Pedro Zayco, and Kapatiran Para sa Progresong Panlipunan Inc. (KAPATIRAN) led by Veronica Tabara and witnessed by Department of National Defense Undersecretary Cesar Yano, 302nd IB Commander Col. Noel Baluyan, Brgy. Locotan Punong Barangay Zhawrigley Dayon and 6th District Board Member Jeffrey Tubola, among others.

The MOU aims to strengthen the mutual cooperation and peace building support, particularly in providing for the Kapatirans socio and economic reintegration in line with President Rodrigo Duterte's call for a whole of nation approach to end local conflict, the press release said.

"For peace to be real, we must address, preserve and respect the core of humanity and human dignity and it must be the kind that leaves no one behind," Lacson said.

The projects include concreting and improvement of the Locotan Road with canal lining, additional classrooms, construction of a four-classroom school building, a day-care center, a multi-purpose building and health center, and rehabilitation of Locotan-Mambinay Road.

The activity is also a highlight of the Negros Peace Week Celebration.*


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