ALABEL, Sarangani (April 11, 2014) – During the presentation of Sulong Kaligtasan, a component of Sulong Sarangani Program, Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon converses with Sergio Bakali, Asia Regional Director of Paz y Desarrollo, and Freedom Inc. headed by its Executive Director Antonio Peralta about the pursuit of the provincial government in taking Sarangani out of the poorest provinces of the Philippines.

Paz y Desarrollo (Peace & Development) is a Spanish-based non government organization that is promoting the development of vulnerable countries through international cooperation, and Freedom Inc. (Foundation for Rural Enterprises and Ecology Development of Mindanao Inc.)

envisions prosperity and fulfilment while reducing poverty for the indigenous and rural communities vis-a-vis their transformation into a new economic class and status. Bakali told the governor during their meeting Friday, April 11, that he is interested in lending help to the province of Sarangani. (Kim Windell V. Tiblani/PROVINCIAL GOVERNOR’S OFFICE)

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