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Aquino gov't set to pour in P8.3B more for developmental projects in ARMM

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Malacanang bared the Aquino government’s plans of investing more funds in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) to provide more basic services for the people and ensure the realization of uplifting the standards of their living as embodied in President Benigno S. Aquino III’s social contract with the Filipinos.

In a press briefing in Malacanang, Friday, Presidential Communications Development and Strategic Planning Office (PCDSPO) Secretary Ramon Carandang said that part of the President’s meeting with ARMM officials at the Palace on Thursday was the discussion on the implementation of various development projects in ARMM that will be funded by the national government on top of the region’s regular budget.

“If you recall some months ago, it was announced that on top of the regular budget of ARMM, the government would be willing to put additional funds, about 8.3 billion pesos, into development projects in ARMM,” Carandang said.

“We want to put more money into ARMM for development projects. We are hoping that the projects will be completed during the term of (ARMM) Officer-in-Charge Mujiv Hataman…and the funds will come from the national government,” he said.

Carandang further said that the government’s developmental initiatives would include infrastructure, water system and school buildings, among others.

“These would be projects like infrastructure, potable water, school buildings… iyong mga bagay na kulang sa ARMM for the longest time, we want to be able to provide some kind of development assistance,” Carandang said.

The implementation of such efforts will be carried out through the concerted actions of various concerned government agencies that include the Department of Health, Department of Public Works and Highways and the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) which are all committed to realize the social and economic development plans of the Aquino administration.

The ARMM is one of the country’s highly resource-rich areas located in the Mindanao island group, which is composed of predominantly Muslim provinces that include Basilan (except Isabela City), Lanao del Sur, Maguindanao, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi. With Cotabato City as its regional capital, it is the only region that has its own government.

The ARMM was first created on August 1, 1989 through Republic Act No. 6734 (otherwise known as the Organic Act) in pursuance with a constitutional mandate to provide for an autonomous area in Muslim Mindanao.

by: PNA




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0 #1 ibrahim 2012-04-27 15:06
as what the past administrations have done pouring billions to the ARMM will not solve the decade old mindanao problem, its only wasting billions of pesos intended for mindanao and its people for infrastructure, development and basic needs but diverted to the pockets of the corrupt public officials. the government must have a strong political will and need to take decisive and drastic action to institute genuine reform and eradicate corrupt policians, military and rebel groups to bring peace to mindanao.
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