Today, the Municipality of Catarman led by Mayor Kiterio Antonio U. Palarca II, in partnership with the DILG, conducted the Orientation on the Retooled Community Support Program (RCSP), and the Launching of the RCSP Convergence Area with Barangay Manduao as the pilot barangay. The Program was attended by various national agencies (DPWH, DICT, DOLE, PSA, DENR, DTI, etc.).

RCSP’s implementation enables the local chief executives to become the champions through programs, projects, and activities that are geared towards institutionalizing sustainable peace and development.

As part of President Rodrigo Duterte’s Whole-of-Nation Approach, RCSP aims to address the identified issues of the community by closing the governance and development gaps, providing the community their needs, and ensuring that development is sustained and peace is promoted.

During the activity, Barangay Manduao was able to recognize its weaknesses and priority needs. The signing of the Pledge of Commitment was done to ensure cooperation with the BLGU, LGU, and National Agencies.

Orientation of the Retooled Community Support Program (RCSP)
The participants during the Focused Group Discussion session
Hon. Kiterio Antonio U. Palarca II signing the RCSP Pledge of Commitment