SAN JOSE, Antique (PIA) - - The implementation of Executive Order 70 or the Whole-of-Nation approach to End Local Communist and Armed Conflict (ELCAC) has opened opportunities for tourism and livelihood in the upland barangays of San Remigio, Antique.
Mayor Margarito Mission, in an interview with Laging Handa Network Briefing News host Bing Kimpo, said that the opening of the P20-million road project from the Barangay Development Fund under the implementation of EO 70 was a big help to the people in Barangay Bulanbulan, San Remigio and the neighboring villages.
Barangay Bulanbulan is a priority barangay for ELCAC while its neighboring villages are also being processed to be part of the program.
Mission said “insurgency starts where the
road ends. Thus, the municipality is in gratitude for the support of the various agencies of government who provided the budget to open the roads in the uplands of San Remigio."
He particularly expressed his thanks to the administration of President Rodrigo Duterte for implementing the ELCAC program.
He also cited the all-out support of Deputy Speaker Loren Legarda and Governor Rhodora Cadiao for the various projects in his town.
Aside from the construction of road networks, Barangay Bulanbulan and its neighboring villages also availed of various training and livelihood support such as furniture-making and mat-making, sari-sari stores, and small-scale businesses.
Some households were given cattle and pigs. The haircutters and seamstresses are also given startup equipment.
These livelihood ventures are in partnership with different agencies of government like the Departments of Trade and Industry, Labor and Employment, and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority.
Mission emphasized that the road connectivity of the town could boost tourism, agriculture and livelihood opportunities for the locals.