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CARMEN, AGUSAN DEL NORTE - On Friday, January 24, Carmen, Agusan del Norte is the 8th municipality granted with programs and services provided by different government agencies, through immersion, wherein most of the residents benefited medical or dental check-up, trainings, and scholarship among others.

It aims to make the residents feel the support of the government and avoid their alliance with the communist rebels.

“Na-feel jud nako nga adunay kabag-uhan. Hesitant na ang mga tao nga mu-cooperate sa pikas. Nakita nako na ang pasalig sa gobyerno, niabot sa katawhan,” said Hon. Jovitte Calo, Mayor of Carmen, Agusan del Norte.

(I feel that there are changes. Now, people are hesitant to cooperate with the rebel groups. I can also see that the government is doing what they’ve promised to the people.)

One of the highlights is the groundbreaking ceremony of the road project in Barangay Manoligao that costs P180 Million funded under the Local Government Support Fund, through the Department of Budget and Management.

In the words of Hon. Dale Corvera, governor of Agusan del Norte, the road project can help the people of the said barangay who encounter difficulties in traveling along the steep and bumpy road, and more importantly, in fighting against insurgency.

“Dako jud ni ug contribution unya ana nga direksyon nato sa insurgency problem. At the same time makahatag ug daghang opportunities sa mga tao labi na sa mga mag-uuma dihang dapita,” Gov. Corvera said.

(It [road project] will have a big contribution in solving the insurgency problem. At the same time, it can provide many opportunities to the people, especially the farmers in the area.)

Abundant production of mango is also evident in Barangay Manoligao. That is why Barangay Captain Alfreda Cabatingan is pleased with the project because it can ease the hardships of the farmers in transporting their products.

“Gikalipay jud na namo’g dako kay ang among produkto easy na mu-transfer diri sa Carmen,” Hon. Cabatingan said.

(We are happy with the project because it will be easier for us to transfer our products.)

Also, Hon. Corvera said, “Ato gina-encourage sila. Ato sila ginasuportahan. In fact daghan daghan na mi mga meetings nga nahitabo nga ang volume of production sa manga, mudako jud para adunay ma-entice pagbutang ug processing center dinhi bahin sa manga instead of bringing it to Cebu.”

(We are encouraging and supporting them. In fact, we already have several meetings about increasing the volume of mango production so that they will be enticed in putting processing center of mango here instead of bringing them to Cebu.)

In the 8 kilometers land, only 5.9 kilometers of road left cemented. The road project is expected to begin in the 1st quarter of the year.

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