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The RPDO-ARMM website serves as an e-government created to provide individuals, and organizations vital information and data on the current efforts of the autonomous regional government (ARG) that is more transparent and accessible to the public.

It is an “all-in-one” communication medium as it aims to inform and promote information including news and current affairs of the regional government, interpret and explain detailed data on the monitoring and evaluation of ongoing and completed programs and projects being implemented by the concerned agencies, and be a highly interactive site for the web-visitors by way of commenting and suggesting in the dialogue box for the improvement of the information drive.

 

 "Matuwid na pamamahala tungo sa ARMM na masagana't Mapayapa"

 

ARMM Launches H.E.L.P.S. in Sulu

Inching towards attainment of peace and development in the region, OIC Gov. Mujiv S. Hataman spearheaded the 2013 ARMM H.E.L.P.S. Convergence that finally reached the shores of barangays Matatal and Bus-Bus in the island of Sulu on the 20th of February where the constituents of Sulu led by Prov. Gov. Abdusakur M. Tan welcomed the Convergence Team.

With the theme “ARMM Bayanihan para sa Kapayapaan at Kasaganaan”, the synergy of services aimed to provide joint interventions focused on Health, Education, Livelihood, and Peace and Governance to areas profiled to have high poverty rates in the region. 

sulu pic1Barangays Matatal of Maimbung and Bus-Bus of Jolo were among the identified areas that need immediate assistance. Matatal with a population of 3,100 mainly depends on farming for their livelihood. Poor health services, poor quality of education services, and water scarcity are among the recognized difficulties in the area. Meanwhile, Bus-Bus documented in 2010 to have less than 45,000 populations is considered the most populous area in the province of Sulu. However, fishing as their primary source of income, is fast becoming scarce due to improper aquaculture techniques leading to the deterioration of their fishing industry.

Prominent among the challenges in barangay Bus-Bus are flood during the rainy season, less existence of job opportunities, less support of health awareness and medical assistance, less access to potable water supply, and low quality of graduates in elementary grades.

With these, ARMM H.E.L.P.S. extended available resources that  includes medical mission from the Department of Health (DOH),  distribution of ovicidal/larvicidal trap system from the  Department of Science and Technology (DOST), supplementary  feeding from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD),  skills demo on food processing by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), and ceremonial distribution of fishing gears and dispersal of tilapia fingerlings from the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR).

Activities during the launching and planned services for barangays Matatal and Bus-Bus were sealed respectively with the signing of pledge of commitment among thesulu pic2 ARMM officials, Provincial Governor, Municipal Mayors, and Barangay Captains of said communities. Immediately after the launching, 20 units of shelters granted through the ARMM-Transition Investment Support Plan (TISP) of the DSWD were inaugurated at Alu Layag-Layag, Parang, Sulu. Also, to help improve the increasing fish scarcity in their coasts the Mangrove Rehabilitation Project at Kanaway, Parang, Sulu was initiated through the National Greening Program under the TISP of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). With the joint services of the ARMM line agencies, it is with high hopes that the small island of Sulu with its untapped resources will gain advancement through the projects implemented in the area especially in the areas where the spirit of bayanihan was rekindled. (Abigail Morallas-TESDA-ARMM, Glicelle Rose Autencio-DOTC-ARMM, Priscilla Candao BCH-ARMM with the support of Dir. Nash Maulan a of BPI-ARMM).

 

ARMM Launches H.E.L.P.S. in Sulu

 

Inching towards attainment of peace and development in the region, OIC Gov. Mujiv S. Hataman spearheaded the 2013 ARMM H.E.L.P.S. Convergence that finally reached the shores of barangays Matatal and Bus-Bus in the island of Sulu on the 20th of February where the constituents of Sulu led by Prov. Gov. Abdusakur M. Tan welcomed the Convergence Team.

With the theme “ARMM Bayanihan para sa Kapayapaan at Kasaganaan”, the synergy of services aimed to provide joint interventions focused on Health, Education, Livelihood, and Peace and Governance to areas profiled to have high poverty rates in the region. 

 

DAF-ARMM distributes seeds and brochures to increase the awareness of people about their programs and services.

 
Barangays Matatal of Maimbung and Bus-Bus of Jolo were among the identified areas that need immediate assistance. Matatal with a population of 3,100 mainly depends on farming for their livelihood. Poor health services, poor quality of education services, and water scarcity are among the recognized difficulties in the area. Meanwhile, Bus-Bus documented in 2010 to have less than 45,000 populations is considered the most populous area in the province of Sulu. However, fishing as their primary source of income, is fast becoming scarce due to improper aquaculture techniques leading to the deterioration of their fishing industry.

Prominent among the challenges in barangay Bus-Bus are flood during the rainy season, less existence of job opportunities, less support of health awareness and medical assistance, less access to potable water supply, and low quality of graduates in elementary grades.

Text Box: Convergence Team leads the groundbreaking of shelters in Alu Layag-Layag, SuluWith these, ARMM H.E.L.P.S. extended available resources that  includes medical mission from the Department of Health (DOH),  distribution of ovicidal/larvicidal trap system from the  Department of Science and Technology (DOST), supplementary  feeding from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD),  skills demo on food processing by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), and ceremonial distribution of fishing gears and dispersal of tilapia fingerlings from the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR).

 

Activities during the launching and planned services for barangays Matatal and Bus-Bus were sealed respectively with the signing of pledge of commitment among the ARMM officials, Provincial Governor, Municipal Mayors, and Barangay Captains of said communities. Immediately after the launching, 20 units of shelters granted through the ARMM-Transition Investment Support Plan (TISP) of the DSWD were inaugurated at Alu Layag-Layag, Parang, Sulu. Also, to help improve the increasing fish scarcity in their coasts the Mangrove Rehabilitation Project at Kanaway, Parang, Sulu was initiated through the National Greening Program under the TISP of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). With the joint services of the ARMM line agencies, it is with high hopes that the small island of Sulu with its untapped resources will gain advancement through the projects implemented in the area especially in the areas where the spirit of bayanihan was rekindled. (Abigail Morallas-TESDA-ARMM, Glicelle Rose Autencio-DOTC-ARMM, Priscilla Candao BCH-ARMM with the support of Dir. Nash Maulana of BPI-ARMM).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


BARANGAY TUBAK FOLKS MEET FOR THE FIRST TIME THE ARMM PEOPLE…

 

Barangay Captain MARIO KADINGILAN did not sleep much the night before. They were so excited upon learning that the government people will visit their place. The ARMM and Maguindanao Provincial Government delegation, consisting of different partner agencies arrived to see the excited faces of the people – children especially were big eyed looking at the convoy of vehicles.

 

Text Box: Brgy. Chaiman Mario Kadingilan in his speechThe Barangay Captain in his speech was teary-eyed while repeatedly saying: ”Dito na ako ipinanganak, lumaki at nagkaisip hanggang sa ngayon, pero kahit minsan, maliban sa araw na eto, ay di talaga kami nabisita ng taga gobyerno (occasionally stopped to wipe his eyes), pasensya na po kayo, pero luha po eto ng kagalakan at pasasalamat at nakarating kayo sa aming lugar.”

 

February 26, 2013 is a memorable day for the people of the chosen area.  Three hours of rough road, steep climbing of mountainous terrain, amidst lush surroundings, brought us to Barangay Tubak, Ampatuan, Maguindanao. Forty-eight kilometers away is Esperanza, Sultan Kudarat, the only entrance to the secluded but naturally-endowed barangay. Under the forest covering, small but gurgling streams kept our surroundings cooler than what anyone would expect in the hot and humid weather we were experiencing that day. The road we were travelling on was so high up in the mountains, that I felt like ”Piso na lang ang pamasahe, LANGIT NA!”

 

ARMM H.E.L.P.S. Convergence truly brought out the best in each one of us who were involved. The far flung barangay of Tubak, Ampatuan, Maguindanao is home to more or less 3,000 Manobo-Dulangan tribal people. The throng of people in the small community was in a festive mood, while lining up for the different services offered to them. The tandem of ORVG-DOH had vaccine for children and mothers, DSWD had complimentary feeding for children, DAF distributed coffee seedlings and sample of palay seeds, DTI conducted IEC. BFAR intended providing them with Tilapia fingerlings but on second thought decided not due to the distance which would kill the fingerlings anyway.

 

The community’s most basic needs are Education and Health for which they only have three classrooms and three voluntary teachers. Mujiv S. Hataman committed his government’s help to the chosen barangay and promised to grant a permanent position to the teacher volunteers. He also promised to construct an additional classroom, a Health Center with complete equipment as well as senior citizens allowance of P250/month.

 

In coordination with other participating agencies in government, ARMM H.E.L.P.S. hopes to realize its objective to reach out to the far flung barangays and provide basic services and livelihood program to alleviate the present economic condition of the people in said areas. Let’s work together and GET GOING! (Connie Canlas- BFAR-ARMM, Annalie Ostique-BPI-ARMM, Sarok Kayugan-BPI-ARMM with the support of Dir. Nash Maulana of BPI-ARMM)

 

 

 

Ending Poverty in Brgy. Laguitan through ARMM H.E.L.P.S. Convergence

 

 Located at the southernmost rim of the Municipality of Datu Blah Sinsuat, (DBS), Barangay Laguitan is about five hours travel by land and by water from Cotabato City, passing through Lebak municipality.

 

The barangay with a population of 1,102 is one of the poorest barangays in Maguindanao and is a Peace and Development Community of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF).  

 

It's not about what one hears from others, it's what one believes in and actually sees that matters, or so they say. It's true that most of the critics tell something unpleasant about some areas in ARMM, but ironically, they don't even know what it's like to be there, to live there to appreciate how folks have opted to live and stay there.

 

The barangay has no school building, no heath center, no water system, and not even a barangay hall stands there. It’s like a deserted place where the people are deprived of social services. Most residents are engaged into fishing and farming but lack technical know-how, still gets them lagging behind other barangays.

 

It lacks infrastructure support such as road opening to nearby barangays, thus, it would be next to impossible to have an abundant produce and transport it to other areas for selling. This barangay also has no public market to sell their products. Another is that the community is not technically aware of how to protect and manage their environment even though they are near forest and sea.

 

The unfortunate condition of barangays in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) has prompted the ARMM leadership to come up with a program that will bring closer to the constituents the services of the ARMM Regional Government and so ARMM H.E.L.P.S. Convergence was conceived. 

 

The ARMM H.E.L.P.S. stands for Health, Education, Livelihood, Peace and Governance and Synergy. This is being implemented by the ARMM Regional Government in close coordination with the provincial government through an integrated delivery of services in selected depressed barangays in ARMM.

 

On March 22, 2013, the ARMM Government with all line agencies in tow launched ARMM H.E.L.P.S. Convergence at Barangay Laguitan, Datu Blah Sinsuat, Maguindanao. It was spearheaded by no less than the ARMM Regional Governor Mujiv S. Hataman accompanied by the heads of agencies and offices in ARMM.


Despite the difficulties they encountered during the travel, the Convergence Team continued to bear with them the hope of providing everyone adequate and good services that they need.

 

An ARMM H.E.L.P.S. coordinator said, "When we first heard about going to Barangay Laguitan at Datu Blah Sinsuat, we felt good knowing we could give a helping hand for the people there who are obviously hard-to-reach by the government.   In some ways, the place seemed to be overlooked for a long period of time." 

 

 During the actual activity, the Office of the Regional Vice Governor (ORVG) extended operation tuli for young boys, provided vaccination kits and supplemental feeding to children. DSWD also turned over 18 units of core shelter, inaugurated through a ground-breaking ceremony the PAMANA Shelter Project. The agency also launched the Cash for Work and Day Care program for children.

 

A medical mission also took place conducted by the DOH-ARMM in coordination with the Office of Regional Vice Governor (ORVG)-ARMM. The DOH-ARMM also distributed PhilHealth Cards and Nutrition Services to the local residents. The Health Department also distributed three (3) boxes of essential health products like toothpaste, toothbrush and bath soaps. The Education Department supplied the barangay with 50 pieces of blackboards to supplement the educational needs of the children.

 

ARMM Regional Governor Hataman furthermore committed to prioritize teachers who are not LET passers but are willing to teach in the Barangay shall be given priority employment for teaching positions.

 

The Agriculture and Fishery Department distributed three hundred (300) pockets of assorted vegetable seedlings in the barangay.

 

The BFAR-ARMM also granted the barangay with fishing gears and other fishing paraphernalia. On the other hand, the DOST-ARMM provided IEC materials on Health and Education (Scholarship Program and Livelihood Programs).


 

ARMM Regional Governor Hataman also committed to the barangay residents the construction of access road in the area which shall be included in the 2013-2014 ARMM Budget. (Charisse Thea  Acut- RSCO-ARMM, Bobby Uday-BPI-ARMM, Abdulrachman Mama-DSWD with the support of Dir. Nash Maulana of BPI-ARMM)

 

ARMM H.E.L.P.S. Launch in Lanao del Sur

MARAWI CITY – Regional agencies of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao pooled their programs resources together to deliver integrative services as well as commitments in community-driven projects in Lanao del Sur.

 

The activity also marked the launching of the 2013 ARMM H.E.L.P.S. Convergence Program on February 13-16, 2013.

 

Among the regional line agencies leading the launching were Departments of Health, Education, Social Welfare and Development and Interior and Local Governments. These agencies constitute the program cluster heads for Health, Education, Livelihood and Peace and Governance. All the other regional line agencies were also represented in the event.

 

The launching was held in the three pilot barangays of Rantian in Ditsa-an Ramain, Dilabayan in Taraka, and Taliogon in Ganassi. They were identified by the local chief executives as amongst the depressed barangays in the municipalities.

 

Services delivered during the launching included supplemental feeding, senior citizens’ payout, orientation on SEA-K and PAMANA by DSWD; proper hand-washing demonstration and distribution of hygiene kit by DepEd; distribution of various plant materials, seedlings and fishing accessories by DAF; conduct of mobile registration by NSO; conduct of medical mission, vaccination and Philhealth card distribution by DOH together with ORVG; ceremonial ground breaking of roads in Ganassi and Taraka by DPWH; and distribution of fishing nets and tilapia fingerlings by BFAR; and information materials by other line agencies.

 

“H.E.L.P.S.” is an acronym that stands for Health, Education, Livelihood, Peace and Governance, and Synergy. It is designed to bring the services of the Regional Government closer to its constituents. According to Gov. Mujiv S. Hataman, the program will not end with its launching but will be pursued up to its full implementation and will be properly monitored. (Intanbai Adang-DENR-ARMM, Norhata S. Nasa-ORT-ARMM, Rowel A. Dumanglas-CHED-ARMM with the support of Dir. Nash Maulana of BPI-ARMM)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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