February 1, 2023

TABUK CITY, Kalinga – Thirteen New People’s Army-affected barangays in the province benefited from 14 projects under the Integrated Natural Resources and Environment Management Project (Inremp) of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.
Covered barangays were provided farm machines, equipment, facilities, and conservation farming projects under the subproject development for community-based protection and monitoring and livelihood enhancement support component of Inremp.
In Balbalan, three units of thresher with housing were given to Barangay Ab-abaan; coffee processing facility to Barangay Balantoy; three dapilan/sugarcane mills with generator to Barangay Gawaan; two community-based protection and monitoring projects to Barangay Mabaca; and four portable rice mills, two hand tractors, and two threshers to Poswoy. 
In Lubuagan, two units of thresher and one coffee grinder were provided to Tanglag; three hand tractors with warehouses to Upper Uma; and rice grinding machine and one tractor to Lower Uma.
Barangay Dupag in this city received a rice mill machine with housing and farm machineries.
For Pinukpuk, rice mill housing and cono rice mill machine were given to Barangay Baay; rice and corn thresher with house and conservation farming project to Barangay Wagod; and conservation farming to Barangay Ammacian.
Barangay Guinaang in Pasil was given a conservation farming project.
Under the conservation farming project component, agro-forest trees are planted inside the forest using the sloping agriculture land technology.
The projects are worth P11 million.
Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer Noel Barrientos said the projects are DENR’s contribution to President Duterte’s Executive Order 70 or the whole of nation approach to end local communist armed conflict in the country.
He said Inremp’s people’s organization partners in the barangays are managing the livelihood projects that are benefitting them in terms of income generation and employment. – Peter A. Balocnit