Mincode: gov’ts view of dev’t work in Mindanao: detached from realities of the people


The government’s view of development in Mindanao is hinged on the global economy, which is imposed upon Mindanao even if it is detached from realities of the people, Dolores Corro, coordinator of the Mindanao Coalition of Development NGOs (MinCode) said.

Detachment is the main cause why development efforts in Mindanao have failed
for decades. Hence, why have poverty and conflict remained high in Mindanao,
she asked.

Corro said government has used a framework of development based on economic
growth, which has failed to deliver.

“Never in the history (of Mindanao) (has) this development trickled into
development of the people,” she said Monday in her reaction to three
presentations on historical analysis of development paradigms in Mindanao.

Corro spoke at the 1st Mindanao Studies Conference dubbed as “Checkpoints and
Chokepoints: Learning from Peace and Development Paradigms and Practices in

Despite decades of development aid poured into Mindanao, more than half of
Mindanawons remain poor, she said. She said the increasing ratio of the poor
was found in areas like the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, where most
of the aid was poured.


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