MISAMIS Oriental Governor Yevgeny Vincente "Bambi" Emano is keen on attaining and achieving a just and lasting peace in the province to achieve his flagship project.
"We will pursue, with the help of our provincial director (PD) and the army, to localize peace initiatives with all sectors.
I will convene the ulamas, priests, pastors, the lumads, and all churches of different denominations in the province to help bring about a just and lasting peace."
said before the crowd of employees and supporters during his
first flag raising ceremony at the Provincial Capitol, Monday morning.
would give emphasis in the province's 1st district "where the peace and order situation is often corrupted by skirmishes" between law enforcement agencies and communist rebels whose lair is in the mountains of Misamis Oriental
"We shall ensure that the provincial peace and order council shall actively seek lasting solutions for the peace and order problems.
With the help of the Provincial Council
, we shall find this elusive peace.
We shall initiate discussions with stakeholders through the peace process," he
emphasized economic development and opportunities in the hinterland areas as a means for the people in the communities to discontinue from joining the revolutionary armed movement.