Peace-building approach


The strategy of employing militarization and armed confrontation in resolving conflicts is already a thing of a past.

Our military officials are now adopting the peace-building approach by engaging all concerned stakeholders in conflict resolution.

The principle is to share the battle space with other peace-builders from the civil society, people organizations and non-government organizations as capacity building helps strengthen conflict resolution mechanism to ensure petty incidents not to escalate.

But this must not be understood that peace is not merely the absence of war but also the absence of injustice.

Fighting a war is not the only choice that a soldier has in order to accomplish the mission. Instead, a soldier needs to learn how to build peace and make it last.

This approach is very evident with the Eastern Mindanao Command of the Armed Forces of the Philippines with the able leadership of Lt. Gen. Arthur I. Tabaquero, who is known for his versality in team building and partnership with other sectors.


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