Organizational Aims and Objectives

V I S I O N

A municipality that is fully geared up as A Readily-Prepared Special Economic Zone smoothly operating by the first quarter of the century.

M I S S I O N

To harness the municipality’s resources into the grinding machine of development without compromising the harmony of its people with the environment thereby providing a sustainable growth for the immediate and infinite future.

DEVELOPMENT ROLE IN THE PROVINCE

Malita’s development being highly supplementary to its identification as a Special Economic Zone in terms raw materials supply development for manufacture or processing, the ten-year development period focuses mainly on two major areas of concern. Increased Agricultural Productivity and Intensified Infrastructure Development which must go hand-in-hand. Such priority attention leans on the viewpoint that productivity, given the basic factors of production, can effectively be enhanced if the goods and services are provided with easy access to the markets while on the balance infrastructure is necessary in the generation of more products and service required by the market.

It is expected that within the ten-year period (2006-2015) the national highway connecting Malalag, Don Marcelino and Jose Abad Santos be finally concreted, as it is also significant to open arterial roads connecting General Santos City to the southern part of Davao del Sur via the Sarangani towns of Glan, Malapatan, Alabel and Malungon. With such road linkages established, inflow and outflow of goods and services shall be extensively availed by the municipalities lying within this Southwestern part of Davao Gulf. What remains of imperative importance in the meantime is the concreting of the Malalag-Jose Abad Santos Highway as the municipalities along this route are very significant points within the Special Economic Zone’s sphere of influence as well as of complementary importance to be the Provincial Industrial Center in Malalag – if Malita is to thrive as a major growth center of the Province.

With the immediate products of agriculture being at present the main commodity of trade and commerce of Malita with other municipalities, cities and regions of the country, so must agricultural productivity be given primary emphasis in order that it maybe able to firmly support the conditions for self-sufficiency, sustainability and future industrialization should that be Malita’s ultimate desire. The experiences of various agricultural economies turning into the industrial states that they are now serve the examples by which Malita can anchor its own development thrusts. Considering the vast natural resources and its equally promising agricultural potentials, this approach in development is just as appropriate for Municipality. This, however, should be pursued in a manner that every venture be targeted for high-yield, top quality products to be able to come up the standards of consumption demands and preferences especially of those in the manufacturing and processing industries as well as the requirement of the global market.

GENERAL DEVELOPMENT OBJECTIVES

The objectives herein below enumerated are drawn in line with the provincial and regional priorities and guidelines for realistic, comprehensive and integrated approach to development planning. Such are the following:

  1. To properly allocate and relate land resources with the appropriate products suitability whether these be crops, livestock, poultry or varied land uses;
  2. To promote diversified farming technology wherever applicable;
  3. To identify and designate agro-industrial development centers within the municipality;
  4. To resolutely push for the provision or construction and establishment of badly needed major infrastructure facilities that would ease facilitation in the processing, manufacture and conveyance of products from supplier to end-user;
  5. To replicate Soil Water Conservation programs in all highly situated barangays;
  6. To develop the water system that will efficiently cater to the production needs of agriculture, tourism, processing industries as well as the domestic requirements of the households;
  7. To improve local public medical facilities and services;
  8. To improve local peace, order and safety capabilities;
  9. To preserve local native cultural heritage;
  10. Develop and promote tourism;
  11. Improve educational facilities and services;
  12. To extend electric power to every barangays especially to the identified growth points in the municipality and develop potential alternative power or energy resources found in the municipality;
  13. To provide low-cost housing and related especially to indigent of depressed communities;
  14. To provide adequate transportation communication facilities;
  15. To attain sustainable level of self-sufficiency in food;
  16. To streamline the administrative machinery like a one-stop shop system in processing of the documents and tax incentive measures to make it more relevant to the needs and aspirations of the constituents and incoming investors;
  17. To foster and provide a forum for coordinated efforts between the private and public sector for better efficiency in serving the people;
  18. To involve greater participation of NGO’s and other segments of the private sector in carrying out the development needs of the municipality;
Source: MCDLUP-2006-2015