Regional forum on violent extremism and terrorism held in Zambo City

Various sectors convened to discuss matters of internal security in Mindanao in a regional forum held in Zamboanga City yesterday, July 30.

Anchored on the theme, “Enhancing Political Dialogue for Inclusive Peace in the Bangsamoro,” the regional peace and security forum was participated in by representatives of the various sectors and stakeholders.

Lieutenant Colonel Angelo Lutera, the Assistant Chief of Unified Command Staff for Operations of the Western Mindanao Command, provided a regional security update in the joint area of operations of the Western Mindanao Command.

The said forum was spearheaded by ZaBiDa Paz, led by Dr. Grace Rebollos, at Celebrity Hall 2, Grand Astoria Hotel in this city.

Aleem Mohammad Tahir Salih, the Secretary General of the Ulama Council of Zamboanga City, provided insights and perspective of Islam in relation to the current security situation and their view point on violent extremism and terrorism.

Present were representatives of the academe; religious, private, and security sectors; and other stakeholders.

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