Capiz guv vows anew support to ELCAC

ROXAS CITY, Capiz, Dec. 16 (PIA) – Governor Esteban Evan Contreras expressed anew the Capiz provincial government’s support to the Whole-Of-Nation Approach to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (ELCAC) during the Panay Peace Summit 2020, Dec. 11, in Tapaz town.

“You can be assured of our support on the program to bring peace because we believe it’s only thru bringing peace and order that we can really be progressive,” he said.

Capiz Gov. Esteban Evan Contreras manifests the support of the Capiz provincial government in the campaign to end the local communist armed conflict during the "Wall of Commitment" signing as part of the Panay Peace Summit 2020 in Tapaz town today, Dec. 11.

In 2019, Contreras also said that his administration will be one with the former rebels in their aspiration for a peaceful and progressive life in the countryside as embodied in President Rodrigo R. Duterte’s Executive Order No. 70.

He added that he is hopeful that the whole-of-nation approach will be successful as the people can really feel the government is with them under the Duterte administration.

The provincial chief executive has also signed in the Wall of Commitment to manifest his support to the anti-insurgency program.

During the program, thirty former rebels and supporters received financial assistance and food packs from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) aside from those who were given “Bundle of Joy” gifts.

The second and last leg of the Panay Peace Summit 2020 in Tapaz was graced by speakers led by Presidential Communications Operations Office Undersecretary Lorraine Marie Badoy,
SOLCOM Commander Lt. Gen. Antonio Parlade, Jr.  and former NPA cadres Eric Almendras alias “Ka Eric” and Joy James Saguino also known as “Ka Amihan,” among others.

It has the theme "Sama-sama Buong Bayan para sa Kapayapaan at Karapatan ng Sambayanan” and is a joint initiative of the Regional Task Force-ELCAC – 6 and the Philippine Army’s 301st Infantry Brigade through the cooperation of the local government units. (JBG/AAL/PIA Capiz)

Source: Philippines Information Agency (

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