THE Davao City council has passed a resolution commemorating the anniversary of Davao City’s declaration as “insurgency-free.”
“It has been one year since Davao City has enjoyed the status of ‘Insurgency Free’ and it is appropriate to celebrate this event to remember the efforts of our peace-keeping and security forces in the City of Davao and give the opportunity to honor their actions that shaped a better future for our City,” Davao City councilor Luna Acosta, chairperson of the committee on peace and public safety, said during the regular session of the Sangguniang Panlungsod on March 28, 2028.
On March 24, 2022, Davao City was declared as insurgency free through resolution no. 0115-22, which was passed on July 19, 2022.
“Peace and Order are considered as a vital factor in sustaining a harmonious and well-developed locality, thus, the 20th City Council recognizes the remarkable actions of the peace-keeping and security forces in the City of Davao,” Acosta said.
Following the passage of the resolution, 10th Infantry Division (10ID) supported its idea of the celebration.
“The 10th Infantry (AGILA) Division, Philippine Army, welcomed the resolution passed before the Davao City Council celebrating the first anniversary of the city as “insurgency-free” since its declaration on March 24, 2022,” 10ID said in their press release.
10ID Division Commander Major General Jose Eriel M Niembra said the military force will continue “the gains of peace and development not only in Davao City but in the entire area of responsibility of Agila Division.”
“Since the declaration of Davao City and the whole of Region 11 as insurgency-free, we have seen and experienced a boom in tourism, socio-economic activities, infrastructure, and many more. We will keep it that way as we stand to safeguard the welfare of all Davaoeños to ensure peace and order," Niembra said. KSD