From DWDD AFP Civil Relations Service Radio Website (Oct 21): MEET AND GREET | 3ID Holds Dialogue with Muslim Community Leaders of Iloilo City
ILOILO CITY, Iloilo (DWDD) – The 3rd Infantry (Spearhead) Division’s Office of the Tribal and Socio-Cultural Affairs once again held a Meet and Greet activity with Muslim Community Leaders of Iloilo City on October 17, 2017.
Our Muslim Filipino brothers and sisters who are members of the Iloilo United Muslim Community Incorporated (IUMCI) gathered at Fine Rock Hotel in Iloilo City to meet and dialogue with 3ID officers headed by Major General Jon N. Aying, Division Commander. Also present are Col. Leonardo Peńa, Deputy Brigade Commander of 301st Infantry Brigade; LTC. Audie Mongao, Assistant Chief of Staff for Civil Military Operations, G7; Major Boy Pakam, Chief, 3ID’s Tribal and Socio-Cultural Affairs Office; and, IUMCI key leaders.
As part of the activity, MGen Aying talked about “Understanding Violent Extremism” and emphasized the vital role of Muslim community leaders in promoting peace and security in the province and in preventing religious violent extremism.
MGen Aying also encouraged our Filipino-Muslim brothers and sisters to help and cooperate with government security forces in its effort towards a physically and psychologically secured community conducive for sustainable development.
It can be recalled that 3ID also conducted Meet and Greet activity with the Muslim community leaders of Boracay Island last September 11, 2017 and of Kalibo, Aklan on October 04 of this year. OACPA/3PDAO/MCAG