Military, police told: Don’t isolate from peace process

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / November 17) – Military and police officials
here took lessons from the peacekeepers: “Be guided by the primacy of
the peace process because you don’t exist in isolation”.

Brigadier General Benjamin Dolorfino, who heads the government team in
the GRP-MILF Ad-hoc Joint Action Group (AHJAG) said Friday both
military and police officials should understand the peace process “to
avoid jeopardizing the peace process”.

In front of officials from the Army’s Eastern Mindanao Command and the
police’s Southeastern Mindanao regional office, Dolorfino lectured on
the need for coordination among government forces from top to bottom.

“Up to now they (police and military officials on the ground) still do
not understand the mechanisms supporting the peace process” Dolorfino
told MindaNews. AHJAG officials told MindaNews there were many
encounters involving forces of the government and the MILF that could
have been avoided if only the officials knew more. (to be updated)

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