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DILG Northern Samar initiates ‘Pagsarabot’ to achive peace, development

CATARMAN, Northern Samar (PIA) — The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) headed by Provincial Director Geraldine Maquelabit recently initiated the ‘Pagsarabot,’ a gathering of all heads of national agencies in the province to recalibrate each agency's efforts relative to the implementation of Executive Order No. 70.

In her opening message, Maquelabit refreshed the mandate of the national government and the focus of government policy to achieve inclusive and sustainable peace, emphasizing that insurgency is not solely the concern of the military and the police.

Maquelabit also reiterated the message of President Ferdinand Marcos on the need to sustain the gains of the whole-of-nation approach to peace and development to prevent terrorists and lawless elements from recruiting, regrouping, and regaining power over our countrymen, as the President emphasized, “we cannot afford to go back to square one.”

For the national agencies to capture the real scenario of the peace situation of the province, 803rd Brigade Commander Col. Efren Morados presented the security situation updates and the programs of the Communist Terrorist Groups (CTGs) vis-à-vis government’s task force program which is purposive, focused and deliberate in addressing those of CTG’s, through an inter-cluster convergence efforts of all agencies concerned.

“The whole-of-nation approach optimizes agency’s role which will hasten and expedite results towards attaining the goals and objectives of a truly peaceful Northern Samar,” Morados said.

Malou Ortego, DILG focal, substantiated the presentations with the review of EO70, Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (ECLIP) and its protocols, Retooled Community Support Program (RCSP) processes, targets, status, and all issues and concerns.

In facilitating the workshop, Ortego divide the group into clusters for a meet and greet and formulation of clusters' implementation plan.

In his message, Governor Edwin Ongchuan expressed his gratitude to all heads of agencies in heeding the call of DILG director and creating an avenue where coordination and collaboration could be expressed to hasten the delivery of services to all Nortehanons. (MMP/ADiaz/PIA-Northern Samar)

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