MAGPET, COTABATO – The Municipal Local Government Unit (MLGU) of Pres Roxas in collaboration with Army’s 1002nd Infantry “Bagwis” Brigade and 72 Infantry “Gabay” Battalion conducted a 2-Day Punong Barangays Peace and Development Summit on September 14-15, 2020 held at Municipal Hall, Pres Roxas, Cotabato.
The Punong Barangay’s summit with a theme “Kapit Kamay tungo sa Pagbabago ng Barangay. Makiisa, Makilahok at Makialam” was attended by 25 Barangay Local Executives of the municipality. Moreover, the discussions were focused on how to strengthen the individual Local Governance at the Barangay Level, gave them knowledge on how to protect their communities through Integrated Territorial Defense System (ITDS), and more informations with regard to the different programs of our government.
The summit was commenced by the presence of Hon. Jonathan O Mahimpit, municipal mayor. It was initiated by the MLGU-Pres Roxas in partnership with 72IB and facilitated by the different agencies from DA, DENR, DILG, PAO, PPDO, PNP and TESDA in giving lectures on their programs and projects; and also testimonies from former rebels on their experiences in barangay infiltration.
The culmination program was graced by Hon. Rudy S. Caoagdan, 2nd District Representative and expressed his gratitude to all barangay captains for their active participation during the said activity. He also commended the hardwork of the LGU and 72IB for success of the Peace and Development Summit.
“Your Army specifically the 72IB will continue doing its mandate in achieving a lasting peace in your municipality. We are very thankful for your cooperation and rest assured that we will always support every activity, programs and projects of our government” Lt. Col. Rey T. Alvarado said in response.