On the 6th day of July, 2017 in Makati City, the Local Government Academy (LGA) in partnership with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) conducted the Sustainable Development Goals- Family- based Actions for Children and their Environs in the Slums (SDG- FACES) Project: 1st Business Meeting for Mindanao Cluster.
Together with other identified City- SDG FACES Project Sites in Mindanao, representatives of five (5) cities in Region 12 from Tacurong, General Santos, Koronadal, Cotabato, and Kidapawan with City Local Government Operations Officers (CLGOOs) Inecita Kionisala and Alberto P. Sero were all present. Noteworthy, City Mayors Lina Montilla of Tacurong and Peter Miguel of Koronadal attended the ceremonial signing of Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) by and between the LGA and Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) - Region XII represented by Executive Director Marivel C. Sacendoncillo, CESO III and Regional Director Reynaldo M. Bungubung, CESO IV, respectively.
The MOA embodies the implementation of 17 goals and 169 indicators of SDG, a successor of MDG, specifically affecting children of poor households in slums within the LGU. This is in response to the universal call to end poverty and achieve sustainable development for all by 2030 world- wide as stipulated in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.