|USAID Partnership Bridge in Sarangani|
Alonzo Fulgham (far right), Chief Operating Officer of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in Washington, D.C., and Gloria Steele (center), USAID/Philippines Mission Director, are welcomed by Fely Tindugan (left), municipal treasurer of Malapatan, Sarangani, who thanked them for the Biao Barangay Bridge built by USAID’s Growth with Equity in Mindanao (GEM) Program in partnership with the municipal government, which provided a 25-percent counterpart contribution to the project. The barangay bridge benefits about 12,000 farmers and other residents in the community. To date, the GEM Program has constructed more than 1,200 infrastructure projects in some 193 municipalities and cities in conflict-affected areas in Mindanao, under the oversight of the Mindanao Development Authority.
Published in Manila Times, September 28, 2010; www.manilatimes.net, September 28, 2010; www.usnewslasvegas.com, September 29, 2010; www.mindanao.com, September 29, 2010; Manila Standard Today, September 29, 2010; Daily Zamboanga Times, October 1, 2010