CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (PIA)—Mobilizing citizens to take part in promoting change and further attain sustainable development, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG)-10 launched the Dispilina Muna Advocacy Campaign, February 13, here.
Anchored on seven pillars including Road Clearing, Disaster Preparedness and Resilience, Anti-Smoking, Ease of Doing Business, Liquor Ban, Tourist Sports Cleanup, and Functional Barangay Anti-Drug Abuse Council (BADAC), the campaign also targets to end insurgency in the country.
“On top of our hard approach of armed struggle against insurgents, we have employed several soft strategies such as the Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP) that gives our rebels a chance to redeem themselves and reintegrate to our mainstream society,” DILG Sec. Eduardo Año said.
And because communist insurgents continue to capitalize on “abused issues” such as poverty, injustice, corruption, and lack of basic services to fuel the hatred of the masses against our government, the Retooled Community Support Program (RCSP) and Capacitating Urban Communities for Peace and Development (CUCPD) have been launched, the SILG added.
Furthermore, noting that governance is a shared responsibility, DILG Regional Director Arnel Agabe said, “Ang disiplina kinahanglanon magsugod sa tagsa-tagsa (Discipline starts from one’s self). Kitang tanan mahimo nga kaparte (All of us will become part of government’s efforts), stakeholders in ensuring that we will be able to have sustainable development and we could maintain peace and order.”
Local government units and national line agencies will also conduct a series of activities to fully realize the advocacy campaign in the grassroots level.
“With the launching of #DisiplinaMuna in key cities, the promise of a better and brighter Philippines is within our arm’s reach. I am very delighted that Region 10 followed suit, and is one of the pioneering regions across the country to launch this initiative,” Año said. (RTP/PIA10)