USAID TAPS GOVERNOR JIM S. HATAMAN SALLIMAN AS RESOURCE PERSON
By: E.U. Alderete
In an act of acknowledging the efforts done by the Provincial Government in dealing with violent extremism in the island province of Basilan, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has tapped Governor JIM S. HATAMAN SALLIMAN to be the Resource Person during the USAID-ENGAGE LGU Partner Meeting held on July 26-27, 2017 at the USAID-ENGAGE Project Management Office in Lanang, Davao City. The topic of the event centered on “exploring Peace and Order Council approaches and activities to address Violent Extremism” in Mindanao and elsewhere. Along this topic, the Governor presented the Anti-terrorism Campaign embarked by the Provincial Government beginning July, 2016 to present, in close collaboration with the ARMM Regional Government, City and Municipal LGUs of Basilan, the AFP, PNP, Religious Groups, CSOs and other concerned groups. Also highlighted in his presentation are the series of post-war interventions to both the ASG Surrenderers and the affected civilians in several war fronts — ranging from the provision of emergency relief assistance to civilians, medical and feeding missions, processing of ASG surrenderers, to providing development projects to the affected communities.