WEDNESDAY, JULY 8, 2009

Farm-to-market road for Higaonons in Iligan to be built

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews/07 July)-- Higaonons living in the remote villages of Kalilangan, Panoroganan, Digkilaan, Lanipao and Dulag may soon enjoy a concrete farm-to-market road.
Rep. Vicente Varf Belmonte (1st District, Lanao del Norte) told MindaNews “engineers from the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) would prefer to concrete the roads that will connect these five villages than the common or former logging road going to Rogongon because these are unproductive parts of the hinterland. That route has no economic value."

"I would prefer to develop the roads that can truly help farmers bring their farm produce to the city," Belmonte said.

"We have already observed the clearing operations done by road engineers and the tribal council was grateful for this development,” Glengyl Onga Umali, a community organizer of Higaonon and Kolibogan tribes in Iligan said.
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