Task Force drafts development plan for Mt. Chumancil

Task Force  drafts development  plan for Mt. Chumancil

TINGLAYAN, Kalinga (PIA) – The Task Force Chumancil technical working group has started drafting the Chumancil comprehensive development plan.

Spearheaded by Tinglayan Mayor Sacrament Gumilab, the  task force  aims to develop Mt. Chumancil in this municipality for eco-tourism purposes that would open alternative sources of livelihood.

Gumilab explained  that creation of new livelihood opportunities would eventually help address the long problem of marijuana cultivation in the area. Based on reports, this illegal activity is a major source of income of some people.

Mt. Chumancil is   the target of endless marijuana eradication operations by government troops.

The plan dubbed as “Game Changer” is eyed to reformat the Mt. Chumancil story and the life of tribe people here.

Adopting  the whole-of-government approach, part of the planning is the conduct of consultations with tribal communities for inputs in the government move as provided under the Indigenous Peoples Rights Act.

The task force is  composed  of members from Office of the Congressman, Provincial Planning and Development  Office, government agencies, law enforcement, local government and tribal leaders.  (JDP/LL-PIA CAR, Kalinga)

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