AFP TIES UP WITH GAWAD KALINGA TO BOOST SOCIO-ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT / PAMANA ready for implementation in Caraga Region-Compostela Valley Province Corridor

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Gawad Kalinga

 is an organization that cares for the needy. Gawad Kalinga is a community — A community of hope, love and care. The ideology it espouses is anchored on building love, building communities and peace building instead of destroying things. Gawad Kalinga is involved in social entrepreneurship, empowering communities, providing patriotic education and countryside social engineering by making the whole community develop and progress as one big entity i.e. fencing them with progress and development and; match the lofty idealism of the youth with enlightened pragmatism. Peacebuilder-soldiers are witness to the good things it has done and continue to do for the people.


Some photos during the visit of NADESCOM Officers led by its Commander, MGEN CARLOS B HOLGANZA to one of Gawad Kalinga Communities last March 9, 2011 at GK Village, Brgy Encanto, Angat, Bulacan:

At the center, wearing white is Mr Antonio P. Meloto, the Founder of Gawad Kalinga. On His right wearing black is Major General Carlos B. Holganza, the Commander of National Development Support Command (NADESCOM)

PAMANA ready for implementation in Caraga Region-Compostela Valley Province Corridor


Prosperidad, Agusan del Sur, Apr. 13 – Prosperous communities can be the key to the success of peace. This has been the driving force behind the Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan (Peaceful and Resilient Communities) or PAMANA, the government’s flagship program for peace and development.

Pursuing peace through economic integration and development, PAMANA is now ready for implementation at the Caraga Region-Compostela Valley Corridor in Mindanao, a region which, albeit its rich natural resources, has a stunted growth due to peace issues.
Kick-starting PAMANA’s implementation involved a series of coordination meetings with its partners on the ground: regional line agencies, security forces, and civil society organizations.  During these meetings, the partners were oriented on PAMANA’s background, framework, and implementing mechanisms.
The PAMANA-Mindanao team gathered baseline information, list of priority projects under the respective provincial investment development plans, as well as inventory of delivery mechanisms.
Aside from the coordination meetings, roadmapping workshops were also conducted in CARAGA Reigon; and Region XI in which participants learned the issues surrounding the peace situation in the area, and crafted an indicative work plan and implementation mechanism towards the roll-out of PAMANA in the locality.
“We are so fortunate that the present administration had made its priorities in addressing conflicts in Mindanao, specifically in our province. With that, we will give our full support and commitment in the realization of the prospect of having a just and lasting peace,” Agusan del Sur Gov. Adolph Edward G. Plaza said during the PAMANA orientations.
In support of PAMANA, the local government set up working stations which will serve as the program’s satellite offices in Agusan del Sur and Surigao del Sur. The stations were fully equipped with the necessary facilities and equipment for its full operation.
“Peaceful and prosperous communities are the key to the success of peace,” said OPAPP Secretary Teresita Quintos-Deles. “(PAMANA will help) carry out the President’s goal that at the end of his term, there will be no more armed conflict when he turns over the government to the next administration.”#

Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process

Government Organization · Quezon City, Philippines

Basic Information

The Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) is working towards a just and lasting peace for the nation and for all Filipinos.
Executive Order No. 3, Series of 2001, provided for an enhanced and strengthened Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) that is mandated to oversee, coordinate and integrate the implementation of the comprehensive peace process.

Under the Aquino administration, OPAPP pursues the four-pronged National Security Policy: governance; delivery of basic services; economic reconstruction and sustainable development; and security sector reform.

General Information
The Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP) is working towards a just and lasting peace for the nation and for all Filipinos.
To oversee, coordinate and integrate the implementation of the comprehensive peace process.


LGU consultation on Mindanao peace process moves to Sultan Kudarat


Isulan, Sultan Kudarat, Apr. 15 – Following their successful dialogue with the local government units (LGU) of Maguindanao, the Government of the Philippines (GPH) negotiating panel on Thursday ended their first leg of consultations with local officials in Sultan Kudarat to know their views regarding the peace talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).


Panel chair Marvic Leonen along with panel members Miriam Coronel-Ferrer, Senen Bacani and Ramon Piang, Sr. listened to local chief executives of Sultan Kudarat as they discussed their concerns on the Mindanao peace process, and their roles in helping achieve their people’s desired peace. Also in attendance were Congressman Arnulfo Go, Vice Gov. Ernesto Matias and panel consultant Hamid Barra.


The series of LGU consultations aims to get the sentiments of the local officials on the GPH-MILF peace talks in an effort to exercise transparency and inclusivity in the process as part of President Benigno Aquino III’s directive.


“This is an endeavor to be transparent and accountable to the proposals that we are giving on the negotiating table, and by this we need to hear your concerns,” Leonen told the mayors, vice mayors, board members, councilors, barangay captains and other local officials  gathered in the Session Hall of the Provincial Capitol.


Learning from the lessons of the past, Leonen said that one of the defects of the controversial Memorandum of Agreement on Ancestral Domain (MOA-AD) is the lack of consultations. MOA-AD is the homeland deal that was declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court in August 2008 due to constitutional issues.


 “We would not want to repeat what happened then – a government body suing another government body,” he stated, referring to the height of the MOA-AD debacle when the province of North Cotabato took legal action against the government for including them in the proposed expanded territory without consultations.



About rictandag @rictandag @LVHelpGro Returned U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer, Tandag, Surigao del Sur, Republic of the Philippines 1979-1980; Financial Management training Program [FMP], G.E., Appliance Park, Louisville, Kentucky 1981-1982 Champion [two days] Jeopardy 1986 Attorney, Los Angeles, CA 1989-1995 Disabiility Rights Attorney,, Las Vegas 1998-1999 Immigration Asylum Attorney, throughout the State of Kansas 1999-2001 Supply Logistics Specialist, UPS Las Vegas, 2006- present [business] advocate for: [Gawad Kalinga, tagalog for "to give care"]
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