Camp Pantonial, Barangay Magnaga, Pantukan, CVP- The 46th (PEACEMAKERS) Infantry Battalion, 8th Infantry (STORMTROOPERS) Division, Philippine Army in collaboration with the Provincial Government of Compostela Valley Province, Local Government Units of Pantukan and Mabini and other stakeholders conducted Peace Building Seminar from January 26 to 28, 2018 at Kingking Central Elementary School, Brgy. Kingking, Pantukan, Compostela Valley Province.
The “PEACE BUILDING SEMINAR 2018” with the theme: PANAGHIUSA SA KATAWHAN ANG DALAN SA KALINAW UG KALAMBUAN SA COMVAL is a three-day activity participated by One Hundred Ninety Seven (197) former regular members of Milisyang Bayan (MBs), Sangay ng Partido sa Lokalidad (SPL) and Underground Mass Organization (UGMOs). The Participants of the said Seminar came from the hinterlands of Barangay Mabini and Barangay Pantukan all of Compostela Valley Province where our CSP teams are deployed.
The activity formally opened at 10:30 in the morning of 26 January 2018. It was attended by COL GILBERT F SARET, Deputy Brigade Commander, 1001st Brigade under 10ID, LTC MICHAEL D LICYAYO, the Commanding Officer of 46th (Peacemakers) Infantry Battalion, 8ID, PA, Hon. Roberto M Yugo MPA, the Municipal Mayor of Pantukan, Compostela Valley Province together with PCI CLIFFORD JOHN C NABOR, Chief of Police of Pantukan, CVP, local officials, members of the Youth for Peace Movement, religious and students sector and other stakeholders participated the peace rally to support the participants in promoting Peace. Series of lectures from different local government agencies were conducted to inform the participants about the current programs of the government.
The Walk for Peace and Peace Rally was conducted at the Freedom Park of Brgy Kingking, Pantukan, CVP to show to the public that they are now peace lovers and ready to embrace and support peace initiatives of the government.
Hon. Mayor Yugo said, “The peace and development must come from ourselves, let us be united to achieve our dreams of having lasting peace that is essential in the pursuit of development in the Province.”
Major General Noel S Clement, Commander 10ID lauded the peace initiatives of the local government units of Compostela Valley Province. “Through this effort, CPP-NPA terrorist ideology is down to being irrelevant. 10ID is more optimistic in engaging socio-economic and socio-cultural endeavors to further our mandate in protecting the people and securing our communities from any threat.”