The provincial government of Compostela Valley will host for the very first the culmination of the National Peace Consciousness Month celebration with the theme “Tapang at Malasakit para sa Kapayapaan” on September 21 in Pantukan Gym, Compostela Valley.
Provincial Women Development Council (PWDC) chairperson Sholai Lim made the announcement during the AFP-PNP Press Corps media briefing held on Wednesday, September 11, at the Royal Mandaya Hotel.
“This is the very first time na i-host sa lain place ang celebration kay for the past years they have been celebrating it in Davao City,” Lim said.
Lim, who was newly appointed as the peace ambassador of the International Peace Group (IPG), said the provincial government of Compostela Valley is genuinely elated to be chosen as the host for this year’s host of the peace-oriented activity spearheaded by the Mindanao Peace Council (MPC).
Picking Compostela Valley, which will soon be renamed Davao de Oro, as the host for the event came from the directive of Presidential Adviser on Peace secretary Carlito Guansing Galvez, Jr.
Lim said Compostela Valley governor and chair of the Southern Mindanao Regional Peace and Order Council Jayvee Tyron Uy warmly welcomed the opportunity of hosting as it is also a chance to showcase the developing peace in the province.
“It will allow us to showcase what we do for peace in Comval, para pud mapakita namo na naay ginabuhat ang peace and order council chair not only for the peace and security in the province but also in the entire Davao Region,” Lim said.
The whole day activity will jump off with a “Walk for Peace” and followed with provision of services from the national departments including the Department of Justice (DOJ), Department of Agriculture (DA), Department of Trade ane Industry (DTI), and Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) among others.
The activity will come after the commencement of simultaneous building of schools in Geographically Isolated and Disadvantaged Areas (GIDA) areas where Saluglungan Schools used to operate as part of the peace and order program of Compostela Valley Province.