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CDC, partners complete P46-M family centers for IPs

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CLARK FREEPORT — Five family care centers within ancestral domain areas here recently completed at a cost of P46 million underscored the commitment of the government and its partners to holistic community development.

The Bloomberry Cultural Foundation, Inc. (BCFI) funded these multi-purpose buildings with the aim of providing basic education and other social services for Aeta indigenous cultural communities and indigenous peoples and supporting ancestral domain development.

The Clark Development Corp. and its partners inaugurated the fifth structure in Sitio Burog, San Vicente, Bamban, Tarlac province on April 16.

Aerial shots of the five family care centers. Contributed photo

“Let us be thankful to the Lord for this family care center in this barangay. For me, this is a great blessing. This project is heaven-sent,” said CDC president and CEO Atty. Agnes VST Devanadera at the inauguration event for the CDC, BCFI, and Operation Brotherhood Montessori Family Care Center.

“There are thousands of barangays in the Philippines, and San Vicente is one of the few places blessed to have a family care center,” she noted.

The five family care centers will provide basic education and other social services for the indigenous peoples here.

Inauguration of fifth center with (L-R) CDC VP-admin and finance Jose Miguel de la Rosa, VP security services PMGen. Lina Sarmiento (Ret.), and director Sharon Faye Malapitan-Bautista, BCFI executive director Filipina Laurena, CDC director Nicolette Henson, president and CEO Atty. Agnes VST Devanadera, AVP external affairs Rommel Narciso, and director Atty. Bryan Matthew Nepomuceno, and OBMC president Sara Francesca Soliven-De Guzman. Contributed photo

Established within the Certificate of Ancestral Domain Title 025-A area, other centers are located in Marcos Village and Sitio Calapi in Mabalacat City, Pampanga, and Sto. Niño and San Vicente in Bamban, Tarlac.

The CDC worked closely with the concerned local government units in implementing the project. The LGUs will provide logistical support and contribute to the teachers’ honorarium.

Since 2019, 174 individuals graduated from the program. Currently 93 students are enrolled.

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