‘ELCAC peace multipliers’ launched in Capiz
By Alex Lumaque / Philippine Information Agency
ROXAS CITY, Capiz – A local chapter of the Sentrong Alyansa ng mga Mamamayan para sa Bayan (SAMBAYANAN) was launched in the province, Aug. 1, to forge transformative partnerships for peace and development activities.
Governor Esteban Evan Contreras administered the oath taking of the SAMBAYANAN – Capiz officials and all of its sectoral organizations.
Ten sectoral groups with appointed leaders on labor, LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer), youth, Indigenous Peoples, urban poor, fisherfolks, farmers, religious, academe and transport sectors were created prior to the launching activity.
Some members of SAMBAYANAN-Capiz are former New People’s Army comrades who had committed themselves to uphold the sanctity of life, respect and protect human rights and welfare.
The group supports the vision, objectives and goals of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) as embodied in Pres. Rodrigo R. Duterte’s Executive Order No. 70 through the Whole of Nation approach.
It is a pro-people and pro-community group of passionate and caring people from all sectors that will help in the efforts to stop the local communist armed warfare.
The activity was attended by 301st Infantry Brigade commander BGen Marion Sison, Police Regional Office 6 deputy regional director for administration Col. Allan Nobleza, National Intelligence Coordinating Agency – 6 director Anna Liza Umpar, Capiz Police Provincial Office director Col. Laudemer Llaneta, 12 Infantry Battalion commanding officer Lt. Col. Joseph Jason Estrada, Provincial Task Force – ELCAC focal person Ma. Gladys Lissette Reyes, Roxas City councilor Moreno A. Gonzaga and Roxas City executive consultant Glenn Amane, among others. (JBG/AAL/PIA Capiz)