BUTUAN CITY, July 12 -- Local leaders in the province of Agusan del Norte have converged for a Stakeholders Security Forum on July 5, 2019 held at the 402nd Infantry Brigade headquarters in Brgy Bancasi, this city.
The Stakeholders Security Forum was an initiative of Agusan del Norte 1st district representative Maria Angelica Rosedell Amante-Matba in partnership with the 402nd Brigade led by Brigade Commander Col. Maurito Licudine.
The forum intends to apprise the local chief executives (LCEs) and key decision makers on the nature, developments and impact of the insurgency situation vis-a-vis the government's internal security operations and elicit support and commitment in achieving peace and inclusive development in their respective areas.
In response to the call to unite and support the Whole of Nation Approach embodied in the Executive Order 70, the local leaders of the province led by the newly-elected governor Dale Corvera, and the LCEs of the city and municipalities to include mayor Judy C. Amante of Cabadbaran City; Napoleon M. Montero of Jabonga; Aristotle E. Motante of Kitcharao; Richard P. Daquipil of Remedios T. Romualdez; Franklin D. Lim of Santiago; and Fidel E. Garcia, Jr. of Tubay together with the police and DILG officials attended the event.
The officials were informed regarding the security situation in the brigade's area of responsibility stressing the issues and concerns affecting the political and security environment in the province.
The convergence has generated a unified voice among the local leaders to support and commit in addressing the security problem.
It also tackled the situations of the IP being the most vulnerable target of the exploitation and abuse by the CPP-NPA Terrorist.
"As the governor of the province, I am committing full support to the efforts to address the insurgency problem," Gov. Corvera declares along with the six LCEs assuring their unwavering support to the AFP and PNP and in working together for the peace and development initiatives. (Cpt Francisco P Garello Jr, CMO Officer, 402IB/PIA Agusan del Norte)