The Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace Progress (OPAPP), in partnership with the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) organized the Local Peace and Development Assessment and Planning Workshop for the province of Oriental Mindoro last February 27-28, 2014 at Filipiniana Hotel, Calapan City as part of the Mainstreaming Peace and Development in Local Governance Project (MPDLGP).

Representatives from Regional Line Agencies (RLAs) such as DAR, DENR, DepED, DILG, NEDA, NCIP, PIA and TESDA, Local Government Units (LGUs) from PAyapa at MAsaganang PamayaNAn (PAMANA) areas (Municipalities of Gloria, Mansalay and Bulalacao), and PNP and AFP/Philippine Army attended and actively participated in the workshop.

The output of the workshop is an enhanced list of strategies and interventions for peace building initiatives which will be included in the 2015 Provincial Peace and Order Council’s (PPOC’s) Integrated Area Community and Public Safety Plan (IACPSP) of Oriental Mindoro as the sole province included in PAMANA. This will also be presented in the next RDC full council meeting.