Decades of struggle for self-determination in the Bangsamoro is a long-way towards peace and development in the land.
From decades of isolation, twenty-eight communities in the six previously acknowledged camps of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) see brighter future ahead of them as they became the target for development of the Mindanao Trust Fund- Reconstruction and Development Project Phase II (MTFRDP/2), a project being implemented in support to the Comprehensive Agreement on Bangsamoro (CAB).
These selected villages received socio-economic infrastructure (SEIs) sub-projects from the MTFRDP/2 MTFRDP/2, which aim is to improve access of targeted communities in the conflict-affected areas in Mindanao to basic socio-economic infrastructure and alternative learning system.
This intervention is comprised of engaging the communities through a community-driven development and alternative learning system with an end in view of making those productive, participative and peaceful communities.
Construction agreements for the twelve of the overall total of the SEI sub-projects have been signed recently on November 8, 2018 at Cotabato City between the Community and Family Services International (CFSI) with the winning contractors that signaled the beginning of the ground works for these sub-projects.
CFSI is responsible to the procurement and bidding process of the MTFRDP/s being the trust fund recipient and Project Management Unit (PIU) of the latter.
Based on the recent monitoring of the project, the MTFRDP/2 is benefiting 36, 240 of which 52% are women, 48% men and 11% IPs.
This kind of development efforts along with other similar projects has been on top of priority of the BDA since 2002 in line with the mandate on relief and rehabilitation in the conflict-affected areas in Mindanao.