Cordilleras to get P110 million in development projects-A A +A
Friday, August 5, 2011
MANILA -- Two provinces in the Cordillera Administrative Region will get P110 million in development projects as part of a closure agreement between the government and the Cordillera People’s Liberation Army (CPLA).
The province of Abra will get P42 million for water systems, farm-to-market roads, and irrigation canals, the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (Opapp) said. The projects will benefit the towns of Licuan Baay, Luba, Manabo, Bucloc, and San Isidro.
Mountain Province, meanwhile, will be getting P47 million for community development projects and P21 million for inter-municipal and inter-barangay projects, Opapp said. The projects will benefit CPLA communities in the towns of Paracelis, Bontoc, and Sadanga.
The CPLA and its political arm, the Cordillera Bodong Administration (CBA), entered into the closure agreement with the government last month. A breakaway group from the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People's Army, the CPLA first signed a peace deal with the government in 1987.
The closure agreement will have the CPLA disarm and join mainstream society. (Jonathan de Santos/Sunnex)