Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Video: One on One Media Interview with Art Bonjoc

Cagayan de Oro
October 29, 2009

President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo continues to bring government services closer to the people of Mindanao especially for the indigenous people.

In a media interview by Art Bonjoc, News Program Director of ABS-CBN in Northern Mindanao, the president stated that her administration is keen in giving during her administration the government has already given 3.6 million hectares of land or close to 800,000 beneficiaries.

Among those discussed during the interview were the step undertaken in awarding ancestral domains, providing financial assistance through the Pantawid sa Pamilyang Pilipino for the indigenous people and other support programs of the government.

Talks on peace also emerged in the discussion as newly appointed Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Secretary Annabelle Abaya and Ambassador Rafael Seguis, chairman of the governments peace panel revealed to the president resumption of the peace talks with the National Democratic Front (NDF) and with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).

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