Remarks of the MinDA Chair at the 2nd ARMM LGUs Summit on Governance and Development

From day one of this administration, there has been focus and determination to create a wave of reforms in the way governance has been pursued in the ARMM. I can still vividly remember how determined President Noy was when he said that the people in the ARMM deserve more than what they were getting that we will do what it takes to reform and revitalize the ARMM. And so today, we are happy to see the progress that the ARMM has achieved so far.

MinDA Photo Release: Fruits of labor

Juvy Anne Aracena, 38, a typhoon survivor and vendor at the Compostela public market rebuilds her fruit business inside the newly-constructed trading post built by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) through its Growth with Equity in Mindanao (GEM) Program. Aracena is among the hundreds of market vendors in Compostela town whose business stalls were destroyed when Typhoon Pablo hit the Province of Compostela Valley in December of 2012.

MinDA Photo Release: Enhancing governance in Mindanao

U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Gloria Steele, US Ambassador to the Philippines Philip Goldberg, Zamboanga City Mayor Ma. Isabelle Climaco-Salazar, and Mindanao Development Authority Chairperson Luwalhati Antonino present the newly signed Memorandum of Understanding for the implementation of USAID’s Enhancing Governance Accountability and Engagement (ENGAGE) Project during a signing ceremony held last week at the Garden Orchid Hotel in Zamboanga City.