Govt turns over housing and livelihood materials, conducts training anew for the people of Kalhaan

CLAVERIA, Misamis Oriental – The provincial government of Misamis Oriental, in collaboration with the 58th Infantry Dimalulupig Battalion, paid monthly visits to Higaonon people of Sitio Kalhaan, Barangay Minalwang, Claveria, last September 1 and 3.

This activity was spearheaded by the Provincial Agriculture Office (PAGRO) led by Sir Jose Apollo Pacamalan, Provincial Social Welfare and Development (PSWD) led by Sir Jhunleymar Abella, Philippine Fiber Industry Development Authority Region X (PHILFIDA-10) headed by Sir Roque S Pepito, OIC Regional Director, and Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR-10) headed by Ronald Escobido, Agriculturist ll.

Said agencies returned to Sitio Kalhaan to conduct Abaca fiber extraction training utilizing their customized striping machine. When the machine is ready for release, ten sets will be given to the community. They also inspected the excavated pond for tilapia production, where fingerlings would be dispersed during the second week of September.

They also turned over 5 bags of feeds good for two months, as well as other pre-production inputs, in preparation for tilapia fingerling stocking. For housing repair and construction, galvanized sheets and nails were also provided to each household. Solar panels were also installed in the homes as part of TESDA-Project X’s LAMDAG.

The community has received a regular stream of targeted programs and services since the activation of the Municipal Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict and Adopt a Community Program by the Department of Agriculture Region X on April 14, 2021. And those various entities have elected to honor their responsibilities to the community. At the very least, once a month, a trip to the area is undertaken.

“In collaboration with the various clusters of the Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict of E.O 70, this unit will continue to facilitate and provide interventions even in far-flung areas like Kalhaan, in order to finally achieve the durable peace and sustainable, inclusive development that we all desire,” said 58IB Commanding Officer Lt. Col. Ricky L. Canatoy.

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