Abra folks urge gov’t to has­ten de­vel­op­ment

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REP­RE­SEN­TA­TIVES from var­i­ous peo­ple’s or­ga­ni­za­tions in Abra un­der­scored there is a need to im­me­di­ately ad­dress the sta­tus of peace and or­der in their area, and their con­cerns on the de­liv­ery of so­cial de­vel­op­ment projects from the gov­ern­ment which they claimed as slow.

This was the gist of the fo­rum on Peace and the Right to Self-de­ter­mined De­vel­op­ment held in Bangued, Abra last month.

Mi­la­gros Ri­mando, Na­tional Eco­nomic De­vel­op­ment Au­thor­ity re­gional di­rec­tor and Re­gional De­vel­op­ment Coun­cil vice chair sug­gested these is­sues and con­cerns can be solved through ex­panded di­a­logue with the agen­cies con­cerned.

Ri­mando added there is a need to im­prove the road net­work to im­prove ac­cess to so­cial de­vel­op­ment ser­vices with the slow de­liv­ery of gov­ern­ment ser­vice and projects.

The NEDA of­fi­cial shared the Am­bisyon 2040 and the strate­gic frame­work for at­tain­ing just and last­ing peace which is out­lined in the Cordillera Re­gional De­vel­op­ment Plan.

She men­tioned this will be achieved, through the de­crease in poverty in­ci­dence and dis­rup­tions to com­mu­nity life, and im­ple­men­ta­tion of peace agree­ments and peace build­ing ac­tiv­i­ties.

Ri­mando also called for sup­port to re­gional au­ton­omy to­wards fed­er­al­ism say­ing that au­ton­omy will strengthen indige­nous sys­tems that pro­mote peace and so­cio-eco­nomic de­vel­op­ment in the re­gion.

The fo­rum was or­ga­nized by the Cen­ter for De­vel­op­ment Pro­grams in the Cordillera (CDPC) at­tended by the var­i­ous peo­ple’s or­ga­ni­za­tions in Abra and its na­tional and in­ter­na­tional part­ners with rep­re­sen­ta­tives from some re­gional gov­ern­ment agen­cies.

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