DavOr Guv determined to end insurgency in 2021

Davao Oriental Gov. Nelson Dayanghirang guested at the recent Network Briefing News anchored by PCOO Sec. Martin Andanar. Governor Dayanghirang is focused on ending communist insurgency in his province this year.

DAVAO ORIENTAL, Jan. 29 (PIA)--- The provincial government of Davao Oriental is bent on ending local communist armed conflict  this year even as it pegs its development focus on tourism and  on agriculture given these economic strengths of the province.

Guesting at the Network Briefing anchored by Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar, Davao Oriental Provincial Governor Nelson Dayanghirang said his  constituents have been feeling  relative peace as an offshoot to long-time focus on peace and development.

Having been dreaming of sustained  peace in Davao Oriental, he said “we are now feeling the peace in Davao Oriental, the fact that some local tourists are finding their way to Davao Oriental”.

“Kung baga nasa finishing stage na po tayo and  we are targeting that in the Province of Davao Oriental that this year, matapos natin ang isyung insurgency dito sa Davao Oriental. (It’s like, we are now at the finishing stage and we are targeting that here in Dvao Oriental, this year, we will end the issue on insurgency in Davao Oriental),” he said responding to query ofMati City-based media practitioner Neela Duallo who partnered with Secretary Andanar during today’s (Jan. 29) episode  of Network Briefing.

He conveyed gratitude to the national government for having granted and funneled funding to barangays “making people feel that the government is serious in giving help for the welfare of the people especially in conflict-affected areas”.

To continue the peace and development thrust of his predecessor, Dayanghirang rolled out the Nagkakaisang Lingkod Bayan at the start of his administration in 2016, going farther from barangay levels to the  villages or the so-called geographically isolated and depressed barangays (GIDAs).

Meanwhile, Dayanghirang wants to  make sure  that projects  under the Barangay Development Program funded under the ELCAC thrust of President Rodrigo Duterte, should reach the intended recipients by conducting a planning workshop.

“Importante po na mabigyan ng tulong pangkabuhayan ang ating mga kababayan upang  h’wag na nilang maisipan na sumali pa  sa mga New People’s Army. (It is important to give livelihood assistance to fellows so they would no longer  be thinking of  joining the  new peoples army),” he said.

The recently conducted planning workshop led to identification of primary needs of grassroots communities such as connectivity roads from town proper to far-flung villages; water system, and livelihood projects.

Dayanghirang called on  his constituents to follow government policies implemented in the midst of the pandemic and “never to support the new people’s army for us to attain sustained peace for the entire province.”  (PIA XI Jeanevive Duron Abangan) 

Source: Philippines Information Agency (pia.gov.ph)

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