MARAWI CITY, Lanao del Sur — The Provincial Government of Lanao del Sur is continuously engaging in activities to address the problem of violent extremism.
Representatives from the provincial government joined a two-day training workshop on “Service Providers of Rehabilitation, Reintegration and Aftercare Programs for Former and Potential Violent Extremists” organized by the United Nation Development Program (UNDP) from April 3-4 at New Dawn Plus, Cagayan de Oro City.
It was attended by the representatives of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (OPPAP), Mindanao State University Main Campus – IPDM, Teach Peace Build Peace Movement, Bureau of Corrections, Women Inspiring Women, FHATWA Institute Foundation Inc., and Ministry of Social Services of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.
The participants shared their ideas, suggestions, and experiences pertaining to the topics discussed and provided a clearer picture on how Formers and Potential Violent Extremists (PVEs) can be reintegrated and rehabilitated.
Through this activity, the participants were able to understand more about the perceptions of the PVEs and their methods on influencing vulnerable individuals as well as communities.
The activity ended with a discussion on the methods to be utilized in profiling and assessment; coming up with a framework, plans, and interventions, as well as an agreement that implementation activities should have confidence building engagement and rehabilitation.
A Technical Working Group on Countering and Preventing Violent Extremism was recently created which focuses not only on resolving existing issues, but also imparting knowledge about peace processes that shall enable the people to gain a common understanding of harmonious collaboration and cooperation for the betterment of the community. (PLGU Lanao del Sur/PIA10)