Compostela to celebrate 71st founding anniversary
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.