The Department of Interior and Local Government of Region 10, The Provincial Peace and Order Council of Lanao del Norte, Region 10 Peace and Order Council and the Deutsche Gessellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), a non-government peace building organization gathered in Iligan City on May 17, 2017 to discuss Peace Building and Development Framework and Agenda of DILG.
This project of DILG aims to institutionalize a regional framework and agenda for peace and development integrating concerns for conflict-sensitivity, cultural-recognition, gender responsiveness, and child-friendliness. The Peace building and Development Framework and Agenda will serve as a vital reference to unify understanding, synchronize efforts and consolidate resources in the planning and implementation of interventions not only in conflict-affected communities but also in other areas of the region.
Governor Imelda Quibranza-Dimaporo was present in this important discussion. The Governor clearly emphasized that when it comes to peace and order, the Provincial Government of Lanao del Norte gives its 100% support without any doubt to programs initiated by the National Government that advances the people’s interest.
“We want to live in a community where respect and understanding prevails, in Lanao del Norte we nurture these values for it is essential to the development and prosperity of our province”, Governor Imelda Quibranza-Dimaporo said during her speech in the conference.
In addition, the Governor expressed her appreciation to DILG for initiating projects that will sustain peace and development in the region and to the country as a whole. Peace and development can be achieved in the community when people live happily in a secure and safe community without fear and prejudice.
Regional Peace-Building Development Framework and Agenda is created in a skeletal roadmap that will serve as a guide where meetings and interventions will be done in the field, municipalities or localities according to Liza Ladres of DILG Region 10.
Governor Imelda Quibranza-Dimaporo is thankful to President Rodrigo Roa Duterte for his never ending ways of finding solutions in sustaining peace and order by giving DILG, the task to implement and formulate ways in order to achieve peace and development in the region and empowers the local peace and order council, the unit that is directly affected in any conflict or incident.
The Governor also recognized the important function of GIZ in providing technical assistance to support DILG 10 and the Regional Peace and Order Council in achieving peace and development in the region. PIO-LDN