It supports the whole-of-nation approachembodied in Executive Order 70, which formed the National Task Force to EndLocal Communist Armed Conflict, and led to the adoption of a National PeaceFramework.(With a report from PNA/PN) Mayor Renato Gustilo led the holding ofthe immersion activity in Barangay Codcod on Feb. 22, which came after thelaunching of the RSCP through a service caravan in the village on Feb. 3. According to Local Government OperationsOfficer Steve Yap, the DILG will also lobby for the funding of the identifiedprojects. “This is the right time to air yoursentiments to the government so it can act especially on the projects for thedevelopment of your community,” the mayor said to some 200 participants fromvarious sub-villages during the gathering. It was also attended byrepresentatives of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG). He also assured the residents that the citygovernment will support these projects and allocate funds with assistance fromthe provincial and the national governments. The people just need to be patientand trust them. The RCSP was formulated to strengthenits forerunner, the Community Support Program (CSP), which was an initiative ofthe military, and also to initiate efforts driven mainly by the localgovernment. San Carlos City Mayor Renato Gustilo leads the immersion activity in Barangay Codcod on Feb. 22. He said to some 200 participants from various sitios/puroks that it was the right time to air their sentiments to the government so that it can act, especially for the project development of the community. SAN CARLOS CITY LGU Among the concerns and needs raised bythe community were farm-to-market roads, electrification, water supply, healthcenter facility and the benefits for senior citizens. For his part, Codcod village head DaniloLastimoso expressed his appreciation to both the city government and the DILGfor conducting the immersion activity. The city government also brought theservice caravan to Barangay Guadalupe on Feb.12, in Barangay Buluangan on Feb.10, and it was also held in Barangay Nataban on Feb. 7. BACOLOD City – The city of San Carlos,located in the northern part of Negros Occidental, recently conducted a seriesof service caravans in remote villages for the implementation of the RetooledCommunity Support Program (RSCP). “Only the government has the capacity tohelp solve the problems in (your) community, not the armed group of rebels,” headded. It gave assurance to the people that thegovernment is serious in its commitment to bring change and to include them inthe development process, he said. On Jan. 21, the Negros Occidentalprovincial government launched the “Serbisyo Negrosanon” to implement the RCSPwith a caravan of services hosted by the municipality of Isabela.
(REUTERS)-Indian skipper Virat Kohli has denied reports of a rift between himself and coach Anil Kumble on the eve of his team’s Champions Trophy Group B opener against arch-rivals Pakistan at Edgbaston today.Reports of a falling out between Kohli and Kumble emerged after India’s cricket board (BCCI) invited applications for the head coach’s role last week, despite the team’s excellent results since Kumble took over last June.Kumble has guided the team to just one defeat in 17 tests since taking charge, and the BCCI has made it clear that it will also consider extending his contract.“There are no issues whatsoever,” Kohli told a news conference on Saturday. “There has been a lot of speculation and a lot of things written by people without actually being a part of the changing room, which is very strange.“There are no problems whatsoever. The team is totally focussed on the Champions Trophy.”Kohli said differences of opinion were part and parcel of the game, and that the board’s invitation for applications was a routine matter.“In any walk of life there are agreements and disagreements always,” he added. “These are normal things. Even at home you do not agree on everything with your family.“If something is put in place as a process, I don’t see why people are creating so many speculations about it. It has been followed last time as well, and I didn’t see any issues being created last time. So it is the same process.“It is just happening after 12 months.”Pressed on his own relationship with Kumble, Kohli said he was enjoying working under the former India captain.“It’s been really good. The whole journey has been good,” he added.