Separately the agency is looking for contractors capable of helping to strengthen "the capacity, legitimacy, and transparency and accountability of local governments " while also "increasing the involvement of youth and adults in governance processes" in the largely Muslim Mindanao region of the Philippines.
The Native Filipinos are good, hard working people and the LAST thing they need is foreign encouragement that, for the most part, the LEO's can keep from getting TOO out of control.
I can see it now ... Dubais gazillions taking over banana and coconut plantations and building mosques where the national religion is primarily Catholic.
Nothing but trouble can come out of THIS foreign policy.
Mindanao is very much majority Christian.
The Muslims are a minority even in Mindanao.
There are a few provinces where they are a majority, but thats not where either agribusiness or tourism development are likely.