Kalinga and Mountain Province have agreed to find ways to settle the boundary conflict between a couple of border towns of the two provinces.
The Provincial Boards of both Kalinga and Mountain Province have signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to resolve the dispute.
Mountain Province Vice Governor Francis Tauli lauded Kalinga officials for initiating the process.
“Like our comrades, all we want is to come up with a win-win solution and a peaceful means of resolving the problem,” Tauli said.
“We are sincerely thankful to the province of Kalinga for coming up with this initiative. We assure our utmost support to this endeavor,” he added.
Kalinga Vice Governor Dave Odiem also lauded the tribal elders for their cooperation.
“We are thankful because the conflicting parties trusted their officials in solving the dispute. We are optimistic that the long-term boundary feud between the tribes of Bugnay and Betwagan will soon come to an end,” Odiem said.