As the chairperson of the Provincial Task Force (PTF) – La Union, Gov. Francisco Emmanuel “Pacoy” R. Ortega III presented the End Local Communist Armed Conflict PTF – La Union CY 2021 Action Plan during the Regional Task Force – ELCAC 1 Joint Regional Development Council – Regional Peace and Order Council video conference meeting on April 22, 2021.
The action plan presented included the conduct of Provincial Task Force Cluster Heads/Core Group Meetings; sustainment of the Community Support Program – White Area Operations by the Civil Military Operations Company of the Armed Forces of the Philippines; the conduct of the 2nd Provincial Youth Leadership Summit; the conduct the Provincial Level Security Assessment Forum; and the facilitation of Quarterly Peace Forum.
“Geared towards building a Safe and Stronger La Union, rest assured that the Province of La Union is fully committed to implement the Provincial Task Forces CY 2021 Action Plan to End Local Communist Armed Conflicts in partnership with our governance partners and stakeholders and carry out effective programs, projects and activities in alignment with the national and regional initiatives,” Gov. Pacoy said.
The meeting was presided by National Security Adviser and Director General, NSC Cabinet Officer for Regional Development & Security for Region I Hon. Hermogenes C. Esperon, Jr. and was attended by local government unit representatives, core group/cluster heads/advisers, line agencies, and private sector representatives.
In full support of the Executive Order No. 70 or the Whole of Nation Approach to attain inclusive and sustainable peace, the Provincial Government of La Union established its Provincial Task Force through Executive Order No. 36 Series of 2019.
Camille R. Bumatay, PIO
Photos by: Jefferson Lorenzo, PIO