ARMM inks P61.5-M worth of FMRs with contractors


COTABATO CITY: The Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), through its Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF), inked Monday P61.5-million worth of farm-to-market roads (FMRs) with qualified project contractors.

The road projects are funded through the government’s Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan (PAMANA) program.

ARMM Governor Mujiv Hataman and DAF-ARMM Secretary Macmod Mending Jr., who both attended the signing ceremony, said the FMRs aim to improve trade and commerce in remote areas of Maguindanao and Sulu.

The projects include the concreting of the Langhub-Pantar FMR in Patikul, Sulu; and Calaan FMR in Buldon, Maguindanao, worth P19.5-million and P13-M, respectively; rehabilitation of the Kauran – Sitio Rizal FMR in Ampatuan, Maguindanao at a cost of P15-M; and construction of the Reina Regente FMR in Datu Piang, Maguindanao amounting to P14-M.

Mending said the FMRs in Maguindanao would traverse though Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) communities.

The MILF, the only remaining immense Moro rebel group in Mindanao, has inked a comprehensive final peace deal with the government. PNA


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  1. Arch. Lito L. Mallonga on

    The biggest obstacle not only in Mindanao but the entire 7,100 islands in
    the Philippines is the Road to Market. It does not do anything for the Farmers
    in bringing those produced to the people. What the government have to do is
    to build more railways to interconnect them towards the farms like they do here
    in North America both Canada & USA.

    But how can it be done if we do not reduce corruption. Those funds should be used
    as part of the infrastructure in linking the railroads to the seaports. As we all know
    we have 7,100 Island surrounded by the sea. Still I do believe that it is not too late
    to get it done. Lets all work together with less politics involved this time around
    as the people of PH including those from abroad and OFW who has done so much
    sacrifice leaving their families behind just to help feed their family back home.

    Filipinos in general are peace loving people and most of the time being taken advantage. As the saying goes enough is enough. Very glad that those said
    honorable leaders are now being exposed by PNoy. He never promised that the
    economy under his administration will be very strong. The most important priority
    is to clean most of those who abused and everybody should file their taxes whether
    they did not earn.

    But to make it more effective, those who paid more should be reimburse by the BIR
    and I am sure will bring more revenue to the government. Hindi na lang kabig nag kabig and we all knew it anyways. Sidewalk Vendors, Ukay Ukay, Talipapa Markets all the way up should declare , that is how we can truly contribute to help the