MDGs Provincial Status Report 2010 Philippines Agusan Del Norte

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  • 1Philippines Fourth Progress Report on the Millennium Development Goals using CBMS Data - Province of Province of Marinduque

    Province of AGUSAN DEL NORTE

  • Status Report on the Millennium Development Goals

    (MDGs)Using CBMS Data

    Province of Agusan Del Norte

  • 2Status Report on the Millennium Development Goals Using CBMS Data Province of Agusan Del Norte

    Province of Agusan del Norte

    The continuous struggle to wipe out poverty from the face of the earth started, so to speak, when man lost his place in Eden. The disparity between the rich and the poor has continued to widen; the vicious cycle of poverty goes on. Poverty is as much a psychological and spiritual problem as it is an economic one. Is there a way out?

    Several programs and philosophies have been advanced primarily to address the problem. The Millennium Development Goals (MDG) program is one. While success is elusive, we must persevere in fi ghting the good fi ght.

    If our fellowmen can at least meet their minimum basic needs and sustain that standard, our quest for a life of prosperity for all is already a dream come true.

    Maybe not today, but the journey out of poverty has begun

    GLORIA L. PABILLORE Anti-Poverty Focal Person Agusan del Norte

    Foreword

  • 3Status Report on the Millennium Development Goals Using CBMS Data Province of Agusan Del Norte

    Preface

    This report was prepared primarily to assess the extent by which the various players of the MDG program have accomplished their respective targets.

    Owing to the unavailability of data, the report utilized data generated through the Community-Based Monitoring System (CBMS) using the Stata Software provided by the PEP-CBMS Network Team and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).

    Similarly, the goals, indicators, and targets of the MDG and CBMS were manipulated in order to make both methodologies compliant with each other.

    It is hoped that the result of the report will persuade leaders as well as other key players and stakeholders to consider achieving the targets of the MDG top priority.

  • 4Status Report on the Millennium Development Goals Using CBMS Data Province of Agusan Del Norte

    Acknowledgments

    This report is a collaborative product of institutions and individuals whose hearts go out to the plight of the vulnerable and the poor.

    We specially thank the UNDP and PEP-CBMS team headed by Dr. Celia Reyes who provided invaluable assistance and constant mentoring to the provincial team, while meticulously helping us hone the MDG Report of Agusan del Norte.

    We also acknowledge with deep gratitude the role played by the local government units (LGUs) under the leadership of the mayors, the full support of the barangay offi cials, and the active cooperation of the different technical working groups (TWGs) headed by the local planning and development coordinators for their untiring involvement in completing the CBMS surveys of their respective LGUs. The results of the surveys form a signifi cant part of the MDG report.

    In the fi nal consultation, the Department of Education (DepEd), Provincial Social Welfare and Development Offi ce (PSWDO), Technical Skills and Development Authority (TESDA), Provincial Veterinary (PVet), Public Attorneys Offi ce (PAO), Provincial Planning and Develop-ment Offi ce (PPDO), and the Municipal/City Planning and Development Offi ce (M/CPDO) were instrumental in further enhancing the report. Thank you for your support.

    Finally, we extend our sincerest appreciation to Provincial Governor Erlpe John M. Amante. His strong support and positive outlook inspired the writers to document the fi ndings of the MDG/CBMS report.

    Above all, we thank the Almighty God for without Him nothing is possible.

  • 5Status Report on the Millennium Development Goals Using CBMS Data Province of Agusan Del Norte

    The preparation of provincial MDGs reports is a critical step that Local Govern-ment Units (LGUs) have taken in the overall effort to localize the MDGs. As it is often said, the MDGs will be won or lost at the local level given the conditions of uneven progress and disparities across regions and provinces in the country.

    Beyond the national averages, one can see wide disparities on the gains in poverty reduction, universal education, child mortality and maternal health. This situation reinforces the notion that the progress of each province is just as important as the achievements of the country as a whole. After all, the Philippines progress towards the MDGs, is the sum of the efforts and gains of all LGUs.

    By preparing provincial reports, LGUs are provided vital information on the status of the MDGs in their areas of infl uence. These reports are important

    sources of information for planning, resource allocation and priority setting that LGUs are tasked under their mandate of effective local governance. Likewise, in the course of the preparation of the reports, the capacity of LGUs to collect, monitor and use data for decision making has been greatly enhanced. The reports also show how far the Community Based Monitoring System (CBMS) that UNDP has supported can go in terms of its use.

    Against the backdrop of renewed optimism emanating from the new political leadership, this fi rst set of nine Provincial Reports on the MDGs is a timely and important milestone. The reports provide crucial insights on how to overcome the constraints in achieving the MDGs locally as the country gears towards the last stretch to attain the eight goals by 2015. They also emphasize the important role of active collaboration of political leaders, stakeholders, and donors in achieving the MDGs.

    I wish to commend the nine Provincial Governments that prepared their reports the Agusan del Norte, Agusan del Sur, Biliran, Camarines Norte, Eastern Samar, Marinduque, Romblon, Saran-gani and Siquijor Province the Community-Based Monitoring System (CBMS) Network and the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) for working together in bringing about this important accomplishment.

    With this initiative, it is hoped that other provinces will follow suit to attain nationwide support for the need to accelerate the pace of the achievement of the MDGs by 2015.

    Dr. Jacqueline BadcockUN Resident Coordinator and

    UNDP Resident Representative

    s by 2015.

    Dr Jacqueline Badcock

    Message

  • 6Status Report on the Millennium Development Goals Using CBMS Data Province of Agusan Del Norte

    Getting to where we want to go in our quest for a world free from poverty was what we dreamed of a decade ago when we embraced the purpose of the Millennium Development Goals. Leaders, communities, and nations continue to hold to that dream and hoped and believed that by 2015, we all would see a better tomorrow.

    Reality, however, presents more challenges because many are still in want. Nations are still in dire need.

    As a nation, how can we respond? Do we resign to hopelessness?The people of this province see a different picture, the picture of truth, the picture of oppor-

    tunity, the picture of bounty and hope.The Millennium Development Goals, as enhanced by the Community-Based Monitoring

    System, is a means to an end. It frames strategies that serve as our roadmap to where we want to go.

    I take great pride of being an Agusanon and a Filipino. Despite the odds, we have always seen the better part of things. We have always emerged victorious.

    The timeline of the MDG maybe drawing near yet we cannot be constrained by timelines. The work goes onthe challenge goes on. Lets all run the race until no man is left in want.

    The call is clear in the wisdom of the Creator who said: Whatsoever you do to the least of my brethren, thats what you do unto me. Lets start from here and see that the future holds more promises and fulfi llment.

    ERLPE JOHN M. AMANTE Governor

    Message

    Republic of the PhilippinesPROVINCE OF AGUSAN DEL NORTE

    OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR

  • 7Status Report on the Millennium Development Goals Using CBMS Data Province of Agusan Del Norte

    Foreword Anti-Poverty Focal Person Gloria L. Pabillore .......................................

    Preface ..................................................................................................................

    Acknowledgments ..................................................................................................

    Messages UN Resident Coordinator Dr. Jacqueline Badcock ...............................

    Agusan Del Norte Governor Erlpe John M. Amante ..............................

    Table of Contents .................................................................................................List of Acronyms ..................................................................................................List of Tables .......................................................................................................List of Figures ......................................................................................................

    Executive Summary ......................................................................................

    Part 1. Provincial Profile 1. History ........................................................................................

    2. Geo-physical Environment ............................................................. 3. Population and Social Environment ................................................ 4. Infrastructure/Utilities/Facilities ....................................................... 5. Economic Structure .............................................