“Winning the peace is not by war but a collaboration with the community and stakeholders.”
Says Col. Francisco Delfin, commanding officer, 303rd Infantry Brigade, Philippine Army, at the launching of the national peace consciousness month celebration which kicked off on Tuesday, September 1 at the Social Hall of the Negros Occidental Provincial Capitol Building.
The Provincial Peace Integration and Development Unit (Pro-PIDU) lead by Action Officer, Dr. Ma. Lina P. Sanogal (left photo) spearheads the celebration of National Peace Consciousness Month at the Provincial Capitol last Tuesday, September 1, 2015.*(Capitol photos by Richard Malihan)
Bacolod City Mayor Monico Puentevella speaking at the 2nd Breastfeeding Congress conducted by the Department of Health and City Government at Robinsons Place Bacolod last Tuesday, September 1, 2015.* (CMO-PIO photo)
He also said, peace is achieved by instilling in the hearts of every soldier to let peace start in everyone’s heart. The peace in Negros Occidental was attained after the stakeholders declared that the province is peaceful and ready for further development, because everybody wants peace. Peace efforts is not only a responsibility of the army, but of the community as well.”