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Gov't entities directed to observe nat'l peace consciousness month

Tacloban City (September 2) -- All concerned government agencies and instrumentalities as well as government owned and controlled corporations are directed to participate in the celebration of the National Peace Consciousness Month.

This directive is contained in Memorandum Circular No. 141 signed on August 29, 2007 by Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita by the authority of the President.

All government agencies and instrumentalities, including local government units, government owned and controlled corporations, as well as members of the private sector and civil society groups are directed and encouraged to initiate and participate in relevant and meaningful activities in celebration of the National Peace Consciousness Month.

This is to instill greater consciousness and understanding among Filipino people of the comprehensive peace process and the Culture of Peace Agenda of the Arroyo Administration.

The memorandum circular is pursuant to Proclamation No. 675 dated July 20, 2004, entitled "Declaring the Month of September 2004 and every year thereafter as "National Peace Consciousness Month."

The same directive informed that the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process shall be the lead Government agency to coordinate and monitor the observance of the "National Peace Consciousness Month."

The highlights of this year's nationwide celebration of peace month will be anchored on the current overall peace programs in general, and initiatives that involve or benefit the youth and children in particular as all the activities will center on the theme "Para Sa Kabataan at Kinabukasan: Kapayapaan, Atin 'To."

This is the fourth year that the country is celebrating the National Peace Consciousness Month. (PIA 8) [top]

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