- Written by IO III Angelyn P. Labor
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- Published: 25 April 2019
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The Department of the Interior and Local Government Region 6 is one with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) as it spearhead the Whole-Of-Nation Commitment in a ceremony held at Camp Gen. Macario B. Peralta Jr., Jamindan, Capiz on Monday, March 25, 2019. DILG was represented by Asst. Regional Director Maria Calpiza J. Sardua, and DILG Capiz Provincial Director Ace Azarcon during the event.
DILG R6 together with the other national government agencies, various sectors and stakeholders in Western Visayas pledged and signed their commitment to end the communist insurgency in Western Visayas through the Whole-of-Nation approach. This program is anchored on Executive Order 70 issued by President Rodrigo R. Duterte in December 2018.
“In order to attain the goal of EO 70, we all need to come and work together to totally eradicate the root causes of conflict and violence” AFP Chief of Staff General Benjamin Madrigal Jr. emphasized in his message. He added that, the signatures in the signing of commitment indicate the sincerity of all the government agencies, and other partner stakeholders in helping the rebel groups and their supporters and will certainly encourage them to return to the folds of the law.
The Whole-of-Nation Approach aims in institutionalizing and attaining inclusive and sustainable peace, creating a national task force to end local communist armed conflict, and redirecting the adoption of a national peace framework.
With this multifaceted approach, the government will prioritize and harmonize the delivery of basic services and social development packages in conflict-affected and conflict-vulnerable communities, facilitate societal inclusivity, and ensure active involvement of all sectors of society in pursuit of the country's peace agenda.