P13.6 million-worth of infra projects granted to Maguindanao

In a bid to assist agrarian reform beneficiaries and organizations, the Department of Agrarian Reform in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (Armm) has granted Maguindanao province 46 infrastructure projects worth PhP 13.6 million.

According to DAR-ARMM Seretary Dayang Carlsum Sangkula-Jumaide, towns of Rajah Buayan and Sultan sa Barongis in Mindanao received the said projects which include 24 socialized housing units, two community warehouses, and two solar dryers.

The projects were funded under the Kalilintad sa Kangilupa component of the Humanitarian and Development Assistance Program (HDAP) of the Armm government which has a total funding allocation of PhP 100.4 million.

Beneficiaries in Mamasapano also received 16 housing units, one community warehouse, and one solar dryer, in line with the third year commemoration of the Mamasapano incident on January 25.

The HDAP was drafted by the Armm regional government shortly after the said incident to be an anti-poverty program for the 15 municipalities affected by intensified law enforcement operations following the Mamasapano encounter.

Aside from infrastructure building related to agrarian reform, the HDAP fund will be utilized for farm inputs, various training and capability building, and provision of common service facilities that include mobile rice mills, rice threshers and huskers, and corn shellers, among others.