Provincial Planning & Development Office



PAMANA-Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan is the National Government’s peace and development framework to respond and strengthen peace-building, reconstruction and development in conflict-affected areas (CAAs) through the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP).

The PAMANA Program aims to contribute to lasting peace by achieving the following objectives:

  • Reduce poverty and vulnerability in conflict-affected areas
  • Improve governance, and
  • Empower communities and strengthen their capacities to address issues of conflict and peace through activities that promote social cohesion.

The PAMANA Framework is anchored on three complementary strategic pillars that define core interventions to achieve lasting peace. These are:

Pillar 1 – refers to interventions that support the establishment of the foundations of peace and the building of resilient communities through policy reform and development

Pillar 2 – refers to micro-level interventions to promote the convergent delivery of services and goods focused on households and communities by both national and local agencies/units

Pillar 3 – refers to meso-level interventions that address regional and sub-regional development challenges and will contribute to peace-building

In the Province,  PAMANA Projects are being implemented by the Office of the Governor through the Provincial Planning and Development Office.

The project started its implementation in December 2011 and it is still on going. With PAMANA, the government believe that conflicts were addressed thereby promoting peace and development in the Province of Cotabato. The provincial government of Cotabato implemented the PAMANA-PDC projects amounting to one hundred thirty-two million pesos (P132,000,000.00) covering 22 barangays at P6 million per barangay. The project includes  infrastructure projects, livelihood,  pre and post harvest facilities depending on the need of the barangays.


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