By Franklin P. Gumapon

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY, Aug. 30 (PIA-ICCC) – To streamline the programs, projects and activities (PPAs) of the agencies involved in Task Force Bangon Marawi’s (TFBM) Subcommittee on Security, Peace and Order, a three-day strategic planning workshop has been held here starting Aug. 28-30.

More than 30 participants turned up to join the workshop, which tackled the legal basis for creating TFBM and the identification of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) in the subcommittee’s overall goal, PPA implementation, inter-agency coordination as well as the roles and functions of each member-agency.

Assistant Secretary for Peace and Security Alexander Macario of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) emphasized that the rehabilitation of Marawi City has a special place in his heart, as he was the commanding general who led the government troops in fighting the IS-linked terror group during the five-month siege which started on May 23, 2017.

The subcommittee for security, peace and order, which is led by both the Department of National Defense (DND) and DILG, aims that “the overall goal for local governance and peace-building in Marawi City and other affected localities is to have governance systems that are effectively and efficiently functioning, with peace and order restored and maintained and social cohesion improved by 2022.”

Agencies participating in the workshop include Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP), Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPAPP), Philippine Information Agency (PIA), Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council (HUDCC), local government units of Lanao del Sur and Marawi City, Philippine Coast Guard (PCG), National Youth Commission (NYC), Philippine National Police (PNP), DILG and DND. (PIA-ICCC)