The Malaybalay City Peace and Order Council through the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) aims to achieve inclusive and sustainable peace through executing the delivery of livelihood services to help people in conflict-affected communities.

On February 8, 2022, at the Farmers Training Center of the City Agriculture Office (CAgO), the Native Chicken Production Project worth Php 132,000.00 was turned over to four identified people’s organizations.

These are the Barangay Indalasa’s MINDAGULOS ATARDAR Farmers Association, Mapayag Corn Growers Association, Imbayao Farmers Association, and Capt. Angel 4H Club. Each association received 60 head Hubbard chickens, multivitamins, and biologics. These will be distributed to fifteen of their members in a 1 male:3 female ratio.

CLGOO Alaan, in his message, pointed out the importance of Executive Order No. 70 or the “Institutionalizing the Whole-of-Nation Approach” prioritizing far communities affected by local armed conflicts. He added that the LGU’s purpose is to bring the project to the doorsteps of communities.

On the other hand, Councilor Marabe expressed his encouragement to beneficiaries to take care and give value to the project. He hopes that more individuals will also receive this kind of livelihood.

The opportunities and benefits of this venture are expected to uplift the welfare of the recipients and intend to develop people’s capability to organize themselves and their progress by bringing about value-chain interventions to elevate their current situation.

The turnover ceremony was conducted along with the presence of the City Agriculture Office-OIC Engr. Naomie H. Delos Reyes, Councilor Estelito R. Marabe, City Local Government Operation Officer Aldrich C. Alaan, Dr. Aulyn Mae Salem, City Agriculture and Fishery Council Chairperson Leonard O. Leyros, Police Lieutenant Ernie P. Cabrera, and representatives from 88IB, 4ID of the Philippine Army.

Report by: Gecel Quinquiño-Ocon, NADA-CAO