Nobody dreams to live in a place where your life is at danger.

Barangay Lumatil is one of the sixteen (16) barangays in the Municipality of Maasim located in the western part of the Sarangani Province with a population of 3,200 people. Transporting agricultural products has been the struggle for the farmers of Barangay Lumatil and its neighboring barangays.

“Water is now tapped directly into our households,” says Mr. Domino Silang, Kagawad of Barangay Can-aga, Municipality of Malimono.

The Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) recently turned-over P300,000 worth of projects to three farmers’ organizations in the municipality of Polomolok, South Cotabato as part of a livelihood project under the Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan – Agrarian Reform Areas (PAMANA-ARA) Program.

Licuan-Baay is generally a mountainous town rich in gold and copper deposits with many of its residents engaged in bamboo byproducts, small-scale mining, agriculture, and fresh water fisheries.

From Abra’s provincial capital, Bangued, it takes around two to three hours drive to reach the town hall in Baquero, a sitio of Barangay Nalbuan.

If there is one person who wants a peaceful community for children, it would be a mother.

In Villa Verde, a small barangay in the municipality of Tagbina in Surigao del Sur which can be reached through an hour of habal-habal ride from the national highway, some mothers primed the peace and development initiatives for their community, and for their children.

The thing that Maritess Tumacas hates to do every morning when she goes to the office is to pass by the deserted flea market in their village where four people were shot to death one fateful day in August 2012. The reason: everything was still fresh in her memory.

Lanao del Norte - “Aduna gihapoy pag-asa para sa mga komunidad nga anaay kagubot (There is still hope for armed-conflict communities),” declared Malik Macabato, barangay chairperson of Tingintingin, Municipality of Kauswagan.

ZAMBOANGA DEL NORTE -- Pacuhan is one of the 23 barangays in the Municipality of Salug, a third class municipality in Zamboanaga del Norte where PAyapa at MAsaganang PamayaNAn- Sustainable Livelihood Program (PAMANA-SLP) is present. It has a population of 682, and an area of almost 207 hectares of agricultural land.

Mindanews | KORONADAL CITY – The Department of Agriculture (DA) released on Wednesday around P538 million worth of farm machineries and project grants to farmers’ groups and local government units (LGU) in parts of Region 12.


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