PGMA to keynote Region III LPSA in Subic
Manila (5 November) -- The 20th Local Peace and Security Assemblies (LPSA) will be convened at the Legenda Hotel in Subic, Zambales from Nov. 5 to 6, 2008.
No less than President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is expected to keynote the event that brings together local governments and other stakeholders to come up with solutions in solving the various challenges to peace and development.
Since August 2007, 10 LPSAs have been successively conducted nationwide, starting with Region 7 which held its assembly in Tagbilaran City.
The next to hold its LPSA was CARAGA (Butuan City); followed by Region 8 (Tacloban City), CALABARZON (San Pablo City), Region 5 (Masbate City), Region 11 (Tagum City), CAR (Bangued, Abra), Region 6 (Bacolod City), Region 2 (Tuguegarao City) last July 30-31, and Region 9 (Resort in Dapitan City) last Sept. 18.
The series of LPSAs is the national government's hands-on strategy at the regional level, with local governments, communities and stakeholders crafting an action agenda towards the attainment of peace and development.
At this multi-sectoral conference-workshop, representatives of the national government shall discuss with local government and sectoral leaders of Region III on approaches to address the various issues and problems affecting peace and security in their localities.
Some 200 participants consisting of Cabinet members; local government officials, including congressmen, governors and city mayors; AFP and PNP commanders; as well as recognized leaders of civil society, business groups, religious institutions, indigenous peoples, and the members of the academe are expected to take pat in this LPSA in Region III. (PIA-MMIO) [top]