Palawan eyes re­duc­tion of poverty by 25%

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Around 260 mem­bers from seven tribal groups in Palawan re­cently at­tended a three-day Indige­nous Peo­ples (IP) Sum­mit in Puerto Princesa City.

Ninfa Ru­bio, Pro­vin­cial Plan­ning and De­vel­op­ment Of­fice (PPDO) co­or­di­na­tor, said the par­tic­i­pants came from the Cuyunon, Agutay­nen, Mol­bog, Tag­banua, Pala’wan, Ca­gaya­nen, and Batak tribes.

She said the event with the theme “Bridg­ing, Bond­ing, and Bind­ing,” aims to en­cour­age the IP mem­bers to help in the de­vel­op­ment of the com­mu­ni­ties where they live.

“Unti-unti ay ma-build-up natin ang kani­lang self-con­fi­dence na hindi sila nagig­ing mahiyain at in­tim­i­dated sa mga tao na nasa gob­y­erno o sa mga taong ang pagtin­gin nila ay mas mataas kesa sa kanila,” Ru­bio said.

Dur­ing the event, the Com­mu­nity-Driven De­vel­op­ment and Poverty Re­duc­tion Pro­gram (CDDPRP) and the New Banua In­sti­tute for Re­siliency and Green Growth (NBIRGG) was launched.

The CDDPRP, Ru­bio said fo­cuses on pro­vid­ing liveli­hood in­ter­ven­tions and ser­vices to the IPs to en­rich their cul­ture and tra­di­tions, and to take them out of poverty.

In the im­ple­men­ta­tion of the NBIRGG, the pro­vin­cial govern­ment has part­nered with the Global Green Growth In­sti­tute (GGGI).

“Ang layunin ng in­sti­tute na ito ay up­ang ang at­ing mga marginal­ized sec­tor at la­long-lalo na ang at­ing mga katutubo ay mag­ing ad­vo­cates ng at­ing mga pro­gra­mang ip­ina­p­atu­pad ka­gaya ng pag-an­gat ng kahi­ra­pan la­long-lalo na ang pagla­ban sa mga im­pact ng cli­mate change,” she pointed out.

Among the ac­tiv­i­ties were a Lak­bay Aral to the Bin­u­atan Cre­ations and the Dairy Farm of the De­part­ment of Agri­cul­ture (DA) to give par­tic­i­pants ideas on the liveli­hood for their com­mu­ni­ties as well as a sem­i­nar on san­i­ta­tion, hy­giene, and waste man­age­ment was also con­ducted.

The sum­mit was part of the con­tin­u­ing 1st In­clu­sive De­vel­op­ment Sum­mit that was held last year and held in cel­e­bra­tion of the Indige­nous Peo­ple’s Month.

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