Held at the Claude Andrews Convention Center at Cagayan State University - Andrews Campus on Oct. 30, participants attended the priming session for the implementation of Executive Order No. 70 entitled, “Institutionalizing the Whole-of-Nation Approach in Attaining Inclusive and Sustainable Peace, Creating a National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict, and Directing the Adaptation of a National Peace Framework”.
CHED Commissioner Lilian A. de las Llagas challenged the SUC administrators present to keep an open mind and to cultivate a culture of peace within each of the SUCs’ campuses. This, according to her is by supporting national development by assisting in the implementation of the National Peace Framework.
CSU President Urdujah A. Tejada, in her message, promoted the niches in the sateliite campuses of CSU as they work towards peace and development.
For his part, Lt. Col. Joel R. Jonson, head of the Operations Center of the NTF-ELCAC, encouraged the administrators to be pre-emptive and proactive in countering the rebel groups by discussing the birth of the task force and its objectives, challenges, and programs to achieve sustainable and inclusive peace. (MDCT, with reports from Office of the University President CSU FB page/PIA-2)
By Mark Djeron C. Tumabao