Refer to: Ms. Dale
17 June 2005
PROD GOV’T AGENCIES ON COUNTRY’S MILLENIUM DEV’T GOALS
ensure that the programs incorporated in the Millennium Development
Goals (MDG) of the Philippines are adhered to and implemented as
projected, Vice President and concurrent Housing and Urban
Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC) Chairman Noli ‘Kabayan’
De Castro volunteered to personally oversee particular programs from
the government agencies directly concerned.
was the assurance given by Vice President De Castro in a speech he
delivered at the 2nd Philippine
Progress Report on the
Millennium Development Goals at the Manila Hotel recently.
the same speech, he also reiterated that, as the Vice President, he
would work closely with President
Arroyo, the various government line
agencies, local government units, national and international
development organizations, non-governmental organizations, and civil
society groups in pursuing the administration’s 10-point agenda and
the millennium development goals as he is confident that the
government shall be steadfast and focused on our development targets.
masigasig ang ating pamahalaan sa pagsulong ng millennium development
goals… that is why
call on each of you to get
ready, roll up your sleeves, and start working towards our dream of a
better life for all.
President De Castro intimated that another compelling reason for his
commitment in pursuing the MDGs is his wish ‘not to see my
children and my grand children live in uncertainty amidst a nation
beset by a growing population living in extreme poverty, hunger and
other forms of deprivation…I know that we have the power to change
Vice President also conveyed that the HUDCC, the highest policy
making body in housing and urban development of which he is the
concurrent chairman, takes seriously its designation to take the lead
in addressing target 12 of goal 7 which is to provide adequate
housing to at least 100 million slum dwellers by 2015. He is
confident that with the help of the private sector, they will be able
to meet the daunting task of meeting the targeted number of housing
then paid tribute to Ms. Deborah Landey, who is ending her stint as
resident coordinator and United Nation
Development Program (UNDP)
resident representative for her support to the Philippine
government’s efforts to uplift the lives of the Filipino poor.
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