DILG XII Regional Director Josephine Cabrido-Leysa, CESO III vouched the Department’s full support in the implementation of the Indigenous People Empowered as Agripreneurs towards a Collective End (IPEACE).
A project led by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) XII, IPEACE aims to ensure food sustainability in IP communities and help end local communist armed conflict in the region.
Technical and financial assistance will be extended by DILG XII through its Retooled Community Support Program (RCSP), Director Leysa revealed during the recent virtual meeting of the Regional Task Force on Ending Local Communist Armed Conflict XII-Technical Working Group (RTF-ELCAC XII TWG).
TESDA XII Regional Director Rafael Y. Abrogar II serves as the current Chairperson of the said technical group.
RCSP is an inclusive program led by DILG anchored under Executive Order No. 70 or the Whole-of-Nation Approach “that aims to address identified issues of the community by closing the governance and development gaps through provision of needed government PPAs” while ensuring that peace is being promoted and development is sustained.
Last June 24, TESDA XII formally launched the IPEACE project in five of its identified pilot areas in Barangay Datalblao of Columbio, Sultan Kudarat, Barangay Manobo of Magpet, Cotabato, Barangay Alegria of Alabel, Sarangani, Barangay San Jose in General Santos City, and Barangay Ned of Lake Sebu, South Cotabato.