CPLA holds command conference today-A A +A
Thursday, September 13, 2012
CORDILLERA Peoples Liberation Army (CPLA) chairman Arsenio Humiding has called a command conference at Conner, Apayao on Thursday.
The command conference was scheduled in commemoration of the cease fire agreement in Mt. Data years ago. “We are commemorating the event,” Humiding said.
According to Humiding, major decisions are up after the presentation and deliberation of various issues. “The concern of the elders may also be tackled depending on their groundwork preparations.”
The CPLA command conference has called on all zone command officers to the meeting to assess the recently downloaded projects under the Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan (Pamana).
Humiding said the 2011 Pamana Memorandum of Agreement will be discussed in the conference as well as the ties between the Offices of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process (Opapp).
The Opapp has released P264 million for the first wave of projects for the CPLA. “We are going to check the completion of these projects,” Humiding said.
As agreed in the CPLA closure agreement, there is community development and livelihood projects to be implemented in 57 identified communities from 23 municipalities in the six provinces of the Cordillera in the next two years.
For the first phase of the Pamana projects there are a total of 39 implementable projects in the Cordilleras.
Humiding said the command conference will assess what happened in the past year as well as evaluate the implementation of the MOA.
Humiding said other concerns not within the MOA will be included in the extension request to the Opapp. “The areas not included in the MOA have been discussed already and will be included in the extension we are eyeing.”
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on September 13, 2012.