"Bohol peace formula" documentation starts
Tagbilaran City (9 September) -- Documentation on the highly successful counter-insurgency program as national peace building template starts.
The government brings in the Orientation Workshop on the Documentation of Peace Building Good Practices for Team Bohol at the Bohol Plaza this October 13-14.
Team Bohol, the unified team of implementers of the famed Bohol Peace Formula is composed of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, Philippine National Police, the church and the civil society and the local government, which converged resources for a singular goal.
Such is to dramatically reduce the incidence of armed conflict in the province, not just by the might of the arms but also by peaceful means.
The peace initiative which has resulted in Bohol's getting off the list of the country's 20 poorest provinces speak of good governance practice, one that needs to be made a template for replication.
In an invitation to participants sent by Governor Erico Aumentado, he told Team Bohol stakeholders "the efforts of the province to provide the lessons and good practices which can be evolved into models in peace building and can be replicated in other conflict areas.
With the move to keep the peace process forward, he added the government of the Republic of the Philippines (GRP) used the services of the Local Government Academy of the Philippines (LGAP) to facilitate the two day workshop.
With the LGAP is the project tem of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP).
The workshop hopes to come out with valuable policy and program recommendations for the national government to keep the peace process moving forward.
The ultimate goal is to create a snowball and multiplier effect of these good practices throughout the country by scaling up the process towards an adoptive replication process, Aumentado said. (PIA) [top]