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Davao City - Hon. Davao City Mayor Sarah Duterte welcomes the DILG Undersecretaries, Assistant Secretaries, Regional Directors and the LGA Executive Committee alongside several stakeholders to the Forum on Positive Peace at Grand Menseng Hotel, Thursday January 09, 2020 .

Mayor Duterte believes that all sectors and different partners of the government should work hand-in-hand in creating lasting peace in the country.

Undersecretary for Local Government Marivel C. Sacendoncillo for her part stated that peace is not a right but is rather a responsibility that one should take by heart.

The forum organized is in support of the End Local Communist Armed Conflict (ELCAC) initiative of the national government features the Peace 911 strategy of the City Government of Davao as a community-driven peacebuilding initiative.

Director of Partnerships of the Institute for Economics and Peace, Mr. Charles Allen, also took the time to discuss the 8 Pillars of Positive Peace that are deemed essential towards ensuring peacebuilding.

The Institute for Economics and Peace is an independent non-profit think tank dedicated to building a greater understanding of the key drivers of peace and their economic benefits.

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