|Butuan Designer City: A Way to Economic Development|
|Written by Archie R. Guzman, NEDA Caraga|
|Monday, 18 June 2012 17:30|
“To provide underprivileged Butuanons with shelter and sustainable livelihood are the best embodiment of the spirit of balangayan.” Butuan City Mayor Ferdinand M. Amante, Jr. said during the launching of Butuan City Social Innovation Movement (BCSIM) on May 25, 2012 at FSUU in Libertad, Butuan City. The BCSIM which is composed of the LGU of Butuan City, DENR, DA, TESDA, CHED, FSUU, DTI and GawadKalinga (GK) is supportive to the thrust of the local government in reducing poverty. He shared the government’s concern that it cannot do such initiativealoneand it welcomes partnership with the private sector likeGawadKalinga (GK). Further, he emphasized that alleviating poverty needs the concerted efforts of all stakeholders.