Sunday, July 13, 2008

Kalinga gov to deliver first State-of-the-Province report on Cordillera Day

by: ggd/PIA Kalinga
Tabuk City, Kalinga (12 July) -- Governor Floydelia R. Diasen is set to deliver her State of the Province Address (SOPA) this Monday as one of the highlights in the province's commemoration of the 21st Cordillera Day Celebration at the Capitol Grounds.

According to the Governor's Executive Assistant Mr. Simeon Bentican, the lady governor is expected to report on her P.E.A.C.E. development agenda accomplishments, update on the implementation of the Accelerated Hunger Mitigation Programs in the province and how the province is coping with the present economic recession.

Among the highlights Bentican said include an update on the local government efforts in resolving the Malapiat land dispute and the assistance being provided the victims of said man-made disaster.

Under the education program will be her report on educational and livelihood assistance given to poor but academically deserving students.

Implemented support services and interventions will highlight her Agricultural Productivity report to include how the province is progressing in its hybrid rice and corn production that is considerably contributing to the country's target production supporting the national government's food security program.

She is also expected to give light on the province's environmental preservation plans to include the management of the province's vast watershed and forest areas and sustainable revenue generation development plans that include eco-tourism development.

Her report on health according to Bentian include efforts to resolve issues on the delivery of better health services and the concerns of health service providers. She will likewise provide an overview of the province accomplishments on special health programs that has eventually gave honour to the province.

Meanwhile, with the theme "Moving Forward! Cordillera on the High Road to Development," the celebration of Cordi Day in the province features a tree planting activity after a short program which commences with a motorcade and graced by local officials.

In respect to the celebration, July 14 is declared as a special non-working holiday in the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR) through Proclamation Order No. 1551 in lieu of the July, 15 Cordillera Day. (ggd/PIA-Kalinga)

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