Surigao Norte bares plan for Mindanao Week of Peace

The provincial government of Surigao del Norte is now in full gear for the preparation of this year's Mindanao Week of Peace, which is scheduled on November 26 to December 2, 2009. The theme for the celebration is "Think Mindanao, Feel Mindanao, Bring Peace to Mindanao".

DILG Surigao del Norte Prov'l Director Rodulfo Nasi bared a number of activities during the Provincial Development Council-Development Administration Committee meeting last Thursday, Nov. 19 at the PPDO Conference Room, Capitol Compound, Surigao City, and this include the opening salvo at the Provincial Convention Center dubbed as Peace Caravan: 3rd Peace Day Celebration on Nov. 26, 2009. And on Nov. 27, the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP) in partnership with the Surigao del Norte Renal Disease Control Program (REDCOP) will distribute bundles of joy to the IP community of Brgy. Magtangale in San Francisco town.

While Nov. 29 has been assigned as Peace Sunday to all local churches throughout the province, the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) regional office, on the other hand, will hold a concert for peace at the City Hall Canopy on that same day.

A forum on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Reduction and Awarding of 2009 Cleanest & Greenest LGU will highlight the December 1 activity at the provincial convention center. And on Dec. 2, a scheduled tree planting activity spearheaded by the Provincial Environment and Management Office (PEMO) will be conducted at Brgy. Ipil, Surigao City. Culminating the weeklong-activity is the Interschool Oratorical Contest organized by the Prov'l Social Service Office.

The celebration of the Mindanao Week of Peace, as decreed through a Presidential Proclamation of President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, is celebrated each year from the last Thursday of November to the first Wednesday of December.

The proclamation enjoins and encourages all concerned government agencies and instrumentalities, including government owned and controlled corporations and members of the private sector and civil society based in Mindanao to engage in relevant and meaningful activities in celebration of the Mindanao Week of Peace in coordination with the Bishops-Ulama Forum. (PIA-Surigao del Norte)

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