Friday, March 18, 2016

“Focus to be free from insurgency” – Gov. Matba

From the Website of PIA

“Focus to be free from insurgency” – Gov. Matba

BUTUAN CITY, Mar. 18 (PIA) -- Provincial Governor Ma. Angelica Rosedell M. Amante-Matba stressed during the joint memorandum of agreement (MOA) Signing on March 14 declaring Butuan City and Agusan del Norte as Conflict Manageable and Ready for Further Development, that the government is doing its best to give the best service to the public.

"We are glad that we have reached several remote areas to provide our services and programs. The next step and goal that we must focus on is to be free from conflicts and insurgency. There is more to be done and we will continue to work together," she said.

Parties to the MOA signing held at the Provincial Training Center were Gov. Amante-Matba of the province of Agusan del Norte, Butuan City Mayor Ferdinand M. Amante, Jr., Col. Alexander L. Macario of the Philippine Army, PSSupt. Ronelo D. Jaurigue of the Philippine National Police-Agusan del Norte and PSSupt. Francisco D. Dungo, Jr. of the Philippine National Police-Butuan City. Witnesses included Vice Governor Ramon AG. Bungabong, Vice Mayor Angelo J. Calo, Eastern Mindanao Command commanding general LtGen. Rey Leonardo B. Guerrero, 4th Infantry Division deputy commaning general BGen. Paul Atal, and PNP Caraga regional director PCSupt. Rolando B. Felix.

Right after the MOA signing, a wall of commitment unveiling and signing was then conducted by the parties to the MOA, witnesses, and stakeholders including the local government chief executives, national government agencies, non-government organizations, people's organizations, church, academe and business sectors.

The Sangguniang Panlalawigan confirmed the Provincial Peace and Order Council’s (PPOC) declaration of the province as “Conflict Manageable and Ready for Further Development Province” based on the recommendation of the Commander of the 401st Infantry Brigade of the Philippine Army in view of the existing manageable security situation and since it has met the conditions of such declaration, to wit:

1. Civilian authorities take responsibility on issues of peace, security and development;

2. Security condition is conducive for business and investment to flourish;

3. Effective control of armed violence;

4. PPOCS effectively working, functioning and operational;

5. LGUs and PNP effectively addressing the local criminality problem; and

6. Security situation paves way for the entry of investors and infrastructure development projects. (Aimee B. Sienes, LGU-Agusan del Norte/PIA-Agusan del Norte) - See more at:

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