By Edwin Iyo
Gingoog City Mayor Erick Cañosa and Vice Mayor Peter Unabia have been urged to find the solution on how to help barangays with the highest incidence of poverty and those that are conflict-affect areas in the city.
This, as they both vowed to focus on impoverished barangays of the city.
During the quarterly meeting of the City Peace and Order Council with City Anti Drug Abuse Council held at Penthouse Function Hall of City Hall Building this city on Thursday, the Regional Development Council-10 through Richardson Cua, RDC-10 secretariat and economic and development specialist of the National Economic and Development Authority has reported that there are barangays in the city affected with the highest incidence of poverty and conflict areas in the regional level.
About 22 barangays in both rural and urban areas in the city are affected said Elza Maquiling head City Planning and Development Office.
“Kung naa mo study ana what intervention ang gusto sa mga tawo para ma uplift ilang kinabuhi,” Unabia rhetorically asked.
Cañosa, in his capacity as chairman of the peace and order council, instructed Maquiling to set a meeting in soonest possible time with the 22 barangays.
Maquiling said there is a need for the 22 barangays for a workshop.
Cañosa said he wants to know the real situation in the identified barangays, through the barangay officials.
“Sa budget prioritization basin ma priority nato,” said Unabia on the 22 barangays.
Meanwhile, the council has confirmed the membership of the civil society organizations to the City Peace and Order Council
The council also approved a resolution authorizing the city mayor to utilize the confidential intelligence fund for the improvement and maintenance of peace and order in Gingoog City.