Rev. Fr. Carlito Clase, executive director of the Caraga Conference for Peace and Development (CCPD) acknowledged the effectiveness of the Executive Order 70 or the whole-of-nation approach to end local communist armed conflict.
He said that this was one of the means that led the convergence of the Christians, Muslim and indigenous peoples (IPs), among other sectors in time with the celebration of this year's Mindanao Week of Peace.
"All of us deserve peace, regardless of our religion, culture and beliefs. Let us work together in achieving peace and development in our communities," he said.