Kauswagan, Lanao del Norte
“A LEADING ORGANIC AGRICULTURE AND ENERGY GENERATING MUNICIPALITY, ADVOCATE OF SUSTAINABLE PEACE AND UNITY AMONG MUSLIMS AND CHRISTIANS, AND AN ECO- TOURISM DESTINATION WITH EMPOWERED AND DISCIPLINED CONSTITUENTS WITH A HIGH SENSE OF PATRIOTISM ,LIVING IN AN ECOLOGICALLY BALANCED ENVIRONMENT, HEADED BY GOD FEARING , STRONG , AND DETERMINED LEADERSHIP “
ATTAINMENT OF A DYNAMIC AND MORE IMPROVED ECONOMY, MORE PARTICULARLY THROUGH INCREASED AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION, PROPER MANAGEMENT OF EXISTING ENVIRONMENT AND THE PROMOTION OF MORE EQUITABLE ACCESS TO SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES AND FULL UTILIZATION OF HUMAN RESOURCES.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVE
To improve the socio-economic status and social well-being of its populace
- To have a more equitable distribution of benefits derived from identified and prioritized development programs and projects.
- To intensify agro-industrial development initiatives to have more opportunities for employment.
- To increase production and profits from the agricultural section.
Kauswagan, the “Second Coastal Town (from East) of LanaodelNorte” is constantly moving forward to become a Peaceful & Well-developed place for its people. Recently, the fastest growing municipality in the province of Lanao del Norte. It faces the internal challenge of maintaining high level of human development even as its population is projected to raise within the next decade.
Externally, it must, as has been over the last 10 years, continue to out do itself and rise above limitations and constraints to build a liveable and competitive municipality which can stand alongside other rural centers in Northern Mindanao region. In the facets of these challenges, it can opt to take the path of least resistance and approach local governance with a business-as-usual attitude. Or, it can be a little more ambitious, dream a little bigger, aim high and come up with a more realistic and doable plan that will position Kauswagan as the Lanao del Norte’s best town that does things right, and done works well.
This Comprehensive Development Plan, 2011-20, has chosen the primary option. Tapping its soon nationally-recognized participatory planning processes, which welcomed and debated both official and unofficial indicators of municipality development in a serious effort to a determinedKauswagan’ssectoral and cross sectoral development challenges more fully and accurately, and informed by available excellent local development practices in the Region and the Philippines, it addresses four fundamental challenges:
(1) reducing poverty incidence
(2) Improving access to basic services
(3) enhancing quality of life thru liveable communities
(4) promoting good governance and responsible citizenship.
Under the SIKAD PA – Sustainable and Integrated Kauswagan Development and Peace Agenda approach, Kauswaganons continue to enjoy the blessings of development with the commitment and support from the different stakeholders. The more improved relationship among Muslims and Christian settlers coupled with the belief that all must work as a team continues and even strengthened with everybody’s collective efforts.
Fully confident that this plan enjoys broad-based support of Kauswaganons and having captured the collectiveaspiration, needs and priorities of our society, this administration is calling for the usual support of our people, partners and stakeholders to join us in making it work. MABUHAY TAYONG LAHAT!
ROMMEL C. ARNADO