Mahintana Foundation, Inc. in partnership with Dole Philippines Inc., AY Foundation, Inc. and the 549th Engineer “Kapayapaan” Battalion of the 54th Engineer Brigade, together with the Muslim Council of Elders Polomolok, Polomolok Values Formation Council, and the Local Government Unit of Polomolok conducted a Groundbreaking Ceremony and Interlocal Agency Partnership Signing. This significant event took place in Purok Maharlika, Barangay Magsaysay, and Sitio Bio, Barangay Lapu, Polomolok, South Cotabato in support to the Promoting Peace Engagements and Community Empowerment (ProPEACE) Programme.
This event was participated by Provincial BM, Hon. Alan Ines, Municipal Mayor, Hon. Bernie D. Palencia, Municipal Peace and Order Committee Chair, Atty. Leo Cordova, BGEN Randy F. Fajilagutan PA, Cmdr 54th Engineer “Sarangay” Brigade, COL Maximo G. Almuete Jr. GSC (CE) PA, Deputy Bde Cmdr, 54th Engineer “Sarangay” Brigade; LTC Donald C. Hugo, 549th Engineer “Kapayapaan” Battalion; LTCOL Carlyleo P. Nagac INF, of the 5th Special Forces Battalion, Atty. Rochelle Mahinay Sero, CESE, EnP, Provincial Director of DILG South Cotabato. Also, joining the event were representatives from Dole Philippines Inc., including Mr. Reynaldo C. Doria, VP and Managing Director,Mr. Jaime Serna, the Head of Security, representative of AY Foundation Inc., Ms. Mary Therese Cheng, and the MILF Lapu Commander Mr. Roy Seddic and MNLF Magsaysay Commander Mr. Arnold Lakay.
This collaborative effort stands as a beacon of hope, dedicated to promoting peace through the cultivation of knowledge. Through education, the aim is to empower communities and build a brighter future where peace prevails.