By Jennifer Catan-Tilos
NEGROS ORIENTAL (PIA) – Negros Oriental will cap the observance of the National Peace Consciousness Month with a Peace Forum on September 30 at the Provincial Convention Center, Dumaguete City.
The activity spearheaded by Bantay Bayanihan banners the theme, “Empowering Women as Peace Builders and Enhancing their Active Participation in GAD Fund Planning Towards Responsive Programs, Activities and Projects on Gender 7 VAWC Issues including Establishment of Women Led Community Based Social Enterprises.”
September has been declared as the Month of Peace pursuant to Presidential Proclamation No. 675 issued in 2004 for its number of peace milestones that occurred during the month.
During the event, series of topics will be presented to hundreds of local and national government employees, schools, non-government organizations representatives which include peace efforts by security services of the Philippine Army, policy on anti-child labor and abuse with the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE), milestone in Gender and Development (GAD) implementation of the Provincial Council for Women.
The Peace Forum will also tackle the Magna Carta of Women with DSWD OIC Director Shalaine Lucero and Gad Fund: Its Purpose and Utilization, and Social Enterprise case study by Visayan Forum.
Expected to participate and deliver each messages include Gov. Roel Degamo, MGen. Harold Cabreros of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, 3ID LtC Roderick Garcia of the 79IB, PCSupt Renato Gumban of Police Regional Office 18 with the provincial director of Negros Oriental Provincial Police Office PSSupt Nestor Tiempo. (rmn/jct/PIA7-Negros Oriental/This article was originally published at PIA Website on Sept. 27, 2016)