From the Philippine Information Agency (Feb 14): Soldiers work for peace, economic growth
Soldiers are closely working with the various stakeholders toward peace, security and inclusive economic growth.
Public Affairs Spokesperson Lt. Col. Ericson Rosana of the 3rd Infantry Division, Philippine Army disclosed that all activities are geared towards the normalization in the provinces in Western Visayas and Negros Island Region, specifically in Capiz, Iloilo, Negros Occidental and Negros Oriental.
Recently, a three-day mission planning was held and attended by the 3ID commanders and their staff with some selected stakeholders from the Philippine National Police, Local Government Units, government agencies and non government organizations from Western and Central Visayas and NIR.
Rosana said that the campaign focused on creating a more secure and stable environment in areas affected by the New People’s Army (NPA), support to law enforcement operations particularly in the drive against illegal drugs, anti-terrorism and violent extremists.
The three-year plan covering the period 2017 to 2019 likewise crafts programs and activities in support to the LGUs and other agencies in delivering the basic services and development programs in the conflict-affected areas.
“We are banking on a people-oriented, whole-of-nation approach in the crafting and implementation of this plan,” Rosana said, stressing that the campaign will be utilizing the various strategies that are people-centered and human security approach in partnership with the multi-sectors in the society.
He said that the people’s welfare including the respect for human rights will always be on top of their every program and operation particularly in promoting local security and safety based on the needs and realities of communities on the ground.
In the delivery of public service and performance of their duties as government soldiers, Rosana said that they are guided by their Army Transformation Roadmap which is a reform initiative to professionalize the 3ID personnel to become more credible, reliable and responsive to their mandate of securing the regions and protecting the people.