8ID hosts Samar
peace and security dialogue
By DPAO, 8ID PA
September 20, 2015
CAMP LUKBAN, Catbalogan
City – The 8th Infantry (Stormtroppers) Division, Philippine Army,
the Police Regional Office 8, Philippine National Police (PNP)
organized a peace and security dialogue with local officials of Samar
and Calbayog City at 8ID Grandstand on September 19, 2015.
The dialogue was aimed at
fostering harmony among the military, PNP, local officials in the area
of Samar and Calbayog City in observance of the National Peace and
Consciousness Month and in line also with the effort to establish
Honest, Orderly and Peaceful National Election next year.
It can be recalled that a
shooting incident happened last week at Barangay Victory, Calbayog
City where five were reported dead and two were wounded, while based
also on the report, 34 shooting incident happened this year in Samar
and 22 of those were reported dead.
The dialogue was attended by
Major General Jet B. Velarmino, Commander 8ID; PCSupt Asher A. Dolina,
Regional Director PRO8, PNP; Governor Sharee Ann Tan Delos Santos of
Samar along with the 150 members from her Party, Mayor Ronald Aquino
of Calbayog City together with the 50 members of his party composed of
barangay captains in the area, field commanders in region 8 and the
An open forum was conducted
to iron out security measures, peace covenant and allegiance for peace
and non-support to Private Armed Group (PAGs) and Goons wherein both
party pledge their commitment against violence and promote peaceful
means of campaigning this coming election.
Major General Velarmino,
said the dialogue plays a significant event to stop this shooting
incident and senselessness to paved the way for peace in Samar and
Eastern Visayas as a whole. We need the support and cooperation from
our Local Chief Executives and the people of Samar so that just and
lasting peace will be realized.