Seven personnel of the Nonviolent Peaceforce paid a courtesy visit to the Western Mindanao Command at 9am yesterday.
Nonviolent Peaceforce (NP) is an international non-governmental organization that has been working in Mindanao since May, 2007. The focus of NP in the Philippines is to support peace processes by dealing with the issues of humanitarian pprotection, safety, and security of civilians in conflict affected areas in Mindanao.
The visit was for the purpose of updating the Command on the current program expansion of NP Philippines in Basilan and Sulu provinces.
The team was welcomed by Assistant Chief of Unified Command Staff (ACUCS) for Personnel Colonel Nolasco Cawaling PAF (GSC) and ACUCS for Civil Military Operations Lieutenant Colonel Gerry Besana Infantry (GSC) PA at the Bautista Lounge, Headquarters, Western Mindanao Command, Calarian, Zamboanga City.