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Davao City unveils ‘Peace Economy’ in Paquibato

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Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio has led the launching of a program that aims to bring more economic activities in Paquibato District.

Paquibato, the pilot area for peace and development of Peace 911 initiative, is gearing up to address poverty through “Peace Economy.”

Duterte-Carpio said the Peace Economy, which was launched recently, is another move by the city government to sustain the gains of peace in Paquibato District.

Irene Santiago, the Peace Adviser of the Mayor, said Peace Economy aims to address poverty – the root cause of the insurgency.

“Peace economy is an initiative of Peace 911. In 9 months the violence has been stopped in Paquibato so now after the violence, what should we do? You go to the roots of the problem,” she said.

Among the first activity under Peace Economy is helping the farmers find the market for their products, Santiago added. #

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