Peace Advocacy

Bangsamoro Peace Building Forum Fosters Vital Dialogue to Counter Violent Extremism

The Bangsamoro Peace Building Forum convened on February 22nd, 2024, at the Provincial Capitol Compound, Pagadian City, bringing together key stakeholders, from the Muslim communities of the province through the Zamboanga del Sur Bangsamoro Provincial Consultative Council headed by Mr. Mustapha Piang and Atty. Norodin Mantolino, to address the pressing need to prevent and counter violent extremism.

Made possible under the guidance and support of ZDS Governor Victor Yu, the forum emphasized community collaboration in promoting peace and prosperity. Maj. Bahnarin Camsa, Executive Officer of the Army’s 53rd Infantry “Matapat” Battalion (53IB) highlighted the forum’s significance in maintaining stability and readiness for further development. With discussions focused on Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism (PCVE), the event marked a crucial step towards fostering a secure environment conducive to growth and progress in the region.

As Zamboanga del Sur advances towards sustainable peace and development, initiatives like the Bangsamoro Peace Building Forum play a vital role in promoting unity, understanding, and resilience against the threats of violent extremism.

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