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Gov. Unabia sips coffee in uplifting the poor

by Gerry Lee Gorit

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – The Provincial Government of Misamis Oriental with Governor Peter “Sr. Pedro” Unabia himself launches its new public service program “Kapihan” in Balingasag Monday, February 19, as the administration continues to alleviate poverty.

“Kapihan”, from its root word “Kape” or coffee, is where Gov. Unabia goes to the poor communities and engages in a conversation while sipping coffee with the locals during sunrise.

Atty. Sheena Rhea Faelnar, Chief of Staff of Gov. Unabia, expounded the two parts of the program which are “Lapyahan” or shoreline and “Umahan” or field. She emphasized that though the Governor is attending to the needs of all sectors noting the relevance of each in society, it just so happened that the kick off is with those who feed the people since in the duration of their service, food supply for the longest period of time possible is one of the most common if not number one sought by the poor – aside from the fact that he as well as his parents are farmers and something for the stomach is what is needed by people from all walks of life.

Atty. Faelnar added that aside from confabulating, the Governor will also serve and explain his ideas on how his constituents could conquer the challenges before them emphasizing the latter’s view of importance towards systematic ways of addressing problems and participatory governance as outlined in the PAGLAUM governing platform.

Since Gov. Unabia campaigned for the gubernatorial seat in the 2022 elections, poverty alleviation has already been one of the priorities in his agenda. Atty. Faelnar says that ever since he started public service, such was always his priority. She added that “This is not just a response to the mandate of President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. to help the impoverished, it’s always in the heart of the Governor.”

The Unabia administration speaking of figures aims to decrease the unsatisfactory rate to nine percent but adds that if can be dragged lower, especially to zero, the leadership would heighten its energy and expand efforts.

Atty. Faelnar is calling for support to Gov. Unabia and his programs saying “This is no less than the furtherance of the province of Misamis Oriental and empowerment of the people through feasible methods of having means for developments starting with instilling in our hearts ‘Paglaum’ (hope).” (with reports from Noy Adaram)

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