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Wednesday, August 3, 2022

CNC top management, LGU-Carrascal to collab for sustainable livelihood programs

CARRASCAL, Surigao del Sur –  The top management officials of Carrascal Nickel Corporation (CNC) headed by Engr. Noel C. Bombarda together with Engr. Lester Q. Marqueses- Resident Mine Manager, Mr. Ray Carullus Lantion - Community Relations Head, and party visited the Municipal Agriculture Office to discuss possible livelihood interventions.

The collaboration focused on the funding for farmers and fisherfolk of the municipality  under the  Social Development and Management Program (SDMP) for the year 2023.

The topics tackled during the visit were on linkages and another collaborative effort between the company and the local government unit.

Mr. Japhet C. Sugian, Municipal Agriculturist explained the direction of the present administration headed by Mayor Vicente H. Pimentel, III, for them to know the priorities of the LGUs for their constituents.
 According to Suhian, the agri- fishery services must look into a higher perspective taking into consideration, commodity clustering and other value-adding concepts in terms of engaging sustainable livelihood, formulating a consolidated agri-fishery production, and market linkages to ensure income.

The company is very much willing to collaborate, thus, providing funding to big-ticket projects aligned with the priorities of the present leadership.

They need to tap the LGU for more comprehensive and strategic livelihood programs in a long-term approach.

The company also follows the LGU livelihood framework guided by the proposed Programs, Projects, and Activities (PPAs) in the Devolution Transition Plan (DTP) under Mandanas- Garcia ruling which reflects that the identification of livelihood projects must be aligned to ensure project/ program sustainability to benefit the targeted recipients. (MAO, LGU-Carrascal/PIA-Surigao del Sur)