Tuesday, October 30, 2012

AFP launches youth peace movement in Davao

From the Business Mirror (Oct 30): AFP launches youth peace movement in Davao

THE Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has embarked on a peace program seeking to train more than 700 youth leaders who will promote the culture of peace and reinforce the positive gains from peace talks conducted with rebel groups in the country. After several months of consultations and training workshops nationwide, the AFP on Tuesday launched the National Youth Leadership Summit (NYLS) in Davao City. “This is the first time youth leaders regardless of religion and political orientation or affiliation from different parts of the country convened to take the summit to the national level. In the past, the AFP through its field units has been conducting youth leadership summits in their respective areas of responsibilities,” AFP Chief of Staff Gen. Jessie Dellosa said. Dellosa believes the youth who had undergone training and workshops will become the present and future peacemakers in the country.

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