Friday, May 15, 2015

6ID, PRO-ARMM Signs MOA with the Province of Maguindanao


From the Website of Philippine Army
links:  http://www.army.mil.ph/pr/2015/may/150515.html

6ID, PRO-ARMM Signs MOA with the Province of Maguindanao

Camp Siongco, Awang, Datu Odin Sinsuat, Maguindanao — The 6th Infantry Kampilan Division together with the Philippine National Police Regional Office of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao signed with the Provincial Government of Maguindanao a Memorandum of Agreement that is intended to synchronize all future efforts of the three government organizations.


The memorandum specifically intends to maintain an open line of communication and to serve as complementing/supporting body in the conduct of disaster response to both human induced and natural calamities within the 6th Infantry (Kampilan) Division and Police Regional Office Area of Responsibility (AOR) particularly in Maguindanao Province.
Additionally, the memorandum also speaks the coordination efforts of the three parties in supporting the Local Chief Executives and the Local Government Units/Agencies in the rehabilitation of the conflict and disaster-affected areas and in the implementation of peace and development projects in the locality.

Honorable Esmael Toto Mangudadatu, in his opening speech said that he believes the initiative to sign memorandum of agreement will be positively agreed by the other two parties. He said that it will help the military and the PNP get closer to the people without being questioned why they are in the area where they are not seen before. He also thanked the military and the PNP for the continued support both organizations had provided especially during difficult times and he is optimistic that they will eventually be successful in the future endeavors for peace if they do it in one synchronized effort.

In his remarks, Major General Edmundo R Pangilinan, the Commander, 6ID also expressed his gratitude to the Province of Maguindanao for initiating the signing MOA. He said that the meeting is very significant considering the issues and concerns confronting the security sectors need local chief executives and LGUs backing and support.

The newly installed PRO-ARMM Regional Director Police Chief Superintendent Ronald R Estilles also welcomed the opportunity to serve the people together with the other two parties in the MOA. He was accompanied by his competent staff and all the Chief of Police in the different towns of Maguindanao.

6ID remains committed in undertaking major steps in pursuit of peace and sustainable development especially if it is together with other organizations which are working for peace within its area of operations.


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