AFP to counter terror, insurgency threats thru ‘Oplan Kapayapaan’

MANILA The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) will try to neutralize insurgency and terrorism through its Development Support and Security Plan "Kapayapaan".

This was stressed Monday by AFP spokesperson Brig. Gen. Bienvenido Datuin when asked on how the military, now under the leadership of Chief-of-Staff Lt. Gen. Carlito Galvez, intends to address the above-mentioned threats.

"Through vigorous implementation of Community Support Program under Development Support and Security Plan 'Kapayapaan'," he added.

Since beating both threats are equally important, Datuin said that these will be simultaneously addressed in coordination with the local government units and other sectors of the society.

"Kapayaan" was launched in January 2017 succeeding "Bayanihan" which formally ended Dec. 31, 2016 having been launched on Dec. 22, 2010.

While the latter's approach is the whole-of-nation approach that focused on security aspect, "Kapayapaan" is centered on the AFP' support to the challenges on governance, development and security.

Strategic concepts of "Kapayapaan" are the following:

*Sustained military operation to defeat the foreign and local terrorist organizations;

*Contribute to the promotion of peace;

*Active support to law enforcement in war against drugs;

*Contribute to nation building. (PNA)

Source: Philippine News Agency

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