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Kasama sa Pamana: Regional Pre-SONA Series in Baguio City (June 1, 2021)

Author: DA Communications Group | 1 June 2021

As the designated Cabinet Officer for Regional Development and Security (CORDS) for the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), agriculture secretary William Dar reported five major accomplishments of the Duterte administration, during the “Kasama sa Pamana: Regional Pre-SONA Series” on June 1, 2021 in Baguio City.

Among the five accomplishments that Secretary Dar reported were: 1) poverty alleviation and greater economic and social inclusion; 2) improved road and irrigation facilities to promote and enhance economic activities under the Build Build Build infrastructure program; 3) improved peace and order situation; 4) improved security situation; and 5) declaration of five “Minahang Bayan”.

Also present was Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles who reported the regional accomplishments as well as the future development projects lined up for Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR).

Regional Director Dr. Amelita Pangilinan of the Department of Health (DOH) – CAR also presented the regional comprehensive report on the COVID-19 pandemic response including the ongoing National Vaccination Deployment Plan (NVDP) in the country.

Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong delivered his welcome remarks and acknowledgment of guests as the host city of the sixth installment of the regional pre-SONA series. PCOO Undersecretary and PIA Director-General Ramon Cualoping III closed the event on behalf of PCOO Secretary Martin Andanar.

The event was attended by key officials from the national government agencies (NGAs), local chief executives and punong barangays, non-government organizations (NGOs), academe, media, and business sector. (Photos by Alan Jay Jacalan, DA-AFID)