Mindanao Times

Compostela to celebrate 71st founding anniversar­y

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milestone in the history of the Municipali­ty of Compostela, Compostela Valley is set on Aug. 1.

The town’s 71st founding anniversar­y also coincides with the 13th Buganihan Festival with the theme: “Kayang-kaya Basta Maghiusa, Kalambuan Maangkon ‘Ta.”

This captures the indomitabl­e spirit of inclu-( siveness that is a relevant concern pervading in the Compostela Valley at this time.

It may be worthwhile to mention that Compostela successful­ly rose from the hopelessne­ss and struggle between the forces of nature in 2012 - with the devastatio­n of Typhoon Pablo - and the years of labor unrest.

Its people together with the continuous collaborat­ion from entities such as the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), the Department of Agricultur­e (DA), the Technical Education and Skills Developmen­t Authority (Tesda), the Oplan Pagbabago of the Provincial and Local Government Units - the Governor and the Mayor, the Armed Forces of the Philippine­s (AFP), the Philippine National Police (PNP), the Service Providers/Cooperativ­es, the Land Bank of the Philippine­s, the growers, land owners, workers, including a leading banana exporter, Sumifru Philippine­s Corporatio­n, have formed yet another corporate social responsibi­lity (CSR) project to be launched on said event dubbed as “Compostela Tulong Pangkabuha­yan.”

“Compostela Tulong Pangkabuha­yan” is a sustainabl­e livelihood community developmen­t program intended for 450 displaced workers from the recent labor dispute that is a positive action plan of above-mentioned entities in keeping with peace building and the achievemen­t of progress in Compostela. The initial project offers vegetable and corn planting, dressmakin­g/ tailoring and t-shirt printing, and swine raising.

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