Butuan City – Another government program is set to implement projects in Caraga region through the Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan or PAMANA program of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP).
A total of 58 conflict-affected barangays (CABs) will receive funding from the government for community-driven peace-building and development interventions.
It was learned from the Regional Community Development Specialist (RCDS) of KALAHI-CIDSS Caraga, Ester Villamor, that PAMANA will be allocating Php300,000 for each of these barangays under Pillar 2 on peace and development efforts.
Under Pillar 2, the implementation of PAMANA in these respective barangays will be tied up with the community-driven development processes of the KALAHI-CIDSS in which people are given control on how they would use the funds they will receive.
Community projects for PAMANA will be infrastructure, livelihood trainings, capability-building trainings and other peace-promoting activities such as dialogues and consultations among the volunteers.
Aside from the Php300,000 grant for each barangay, another Php2,000 will also be given to volunteers for the conduct of community trainings in preparation for the implementation in January of next year.
The municipalities who will be given grants for the implementation of their identified projects are Veruela and Esperanza in Agusan del Sur; and Tagbina and San Miguel in Surigao del Sur. ### (Social Marketing Unit)