Kael Palapar MAGUINDANAO — The provincial government of Maguindanao would now like to consider and focus on the Aquaculture Livelihood Program as a counterpart of the Arms-to-Farm program.
Maguindanao Provincial Administrator Atty Cyrus Torreña confirms this in an exclusive interview with iNews Philippines Team.
"I have talked with our different department heads. And we discussed the governor's arms-to-farm program, and we will maintain it. We want to convert that arms-to-farm, and we will now make arms-to-fisheries or fishpond." the lawyer said.
According to him, they have already formed a team that shall assess the low-lying areas in the province to check which kind of livelihood programs these beneficiaries need.
"We still have a lot of work to do, and we can't just stop there. We still have a lot to do, and we will do more in three years. We will convert all lands to be more useable lands." Torreño added.
While there is no final date for the formal launch of this new program, the implementation of the Arms-To-Farm program of Makabagong Maguindanao began in 2019.