PIA Press Release
Wednesday, January 04, 2012
Peace and dev’t key to start for better Surigao Sur this year, prov’l official saysby Greg Tataro, Jr.
TANDAG CITY, Surigao del Sur, Jan. 4 (PIA) -– Surigao del Sur Provincial Administrator Efren Rivas said peace and development should continue to go together for a much better province this year.
In his message during the first flag ceremony program before the provincial government employees on Monday at the Capitol Lobby, Rivas stressed, in behalf of Gov. Johnny Pimentel, nothing will be fairly accomplished without the other pair, citing the Army’s renewed approach to put a halt on the four decade insurgency problem.
He stressed that the new batch of army hierarchy has already started to put to use a “paradigm shift” through community organizing for peace and development (COPD) by pouring in funds in close coordination with the local government units (LGUs).
Rivas believed that th separatist groups will soften up their stand with this approach. (PIA Surigao del Sur)