ILIGAN CITY–The National Anti-Poverty Commission has unveiled seven projects aimed at alleviating poverty in several regions that will be funded by the Philippine Gaming Corporation’s (Pagcor) amounting to PHP49 million.
“Modest as the projects are, they will go a long way in helping reduce poverty at the grassroots level,” Secretary Noel K. Felongco told provincial officials in Kauswagan, Lanao del Norte on Thursday.
The projects consisted of compact farming, construction of multi-purpose buildings, and village-linked coconut industry development in seven priority areas– Majayjay, Laguna; Cebu City; Calbayog City, Samar; Talipao, Sulu; Valladolid, Negros Occidental; Kayapa, Nueva Vizcaya; and in Kauswagan, Lanao del Norte.
Felongco signed a memorandum of agreement with Kauswagan Mayor Rommel C. Arnado that would ensure LGU support to a PHP3 million village-linked coconut industry development prototype.
Meanwhile, Felongco lauded responsive LGUs for their role in helping chip away the poverty incidence in Northern Mindanao, which was reduced from 35.9 percent in 2015 to 25.45 in 2018.