President Ferdinand Marcos, Jr. led the declaration of the province of Palawan as insurgency-free, in time for the celebration of National Peace Consciousness Month 2023 in Puerto Princesa City on Friday, September 1.

DILG MIMAROPA Regional Director Karl Caesar Rimando, CESO III together with DILG Palawan Provincial Director Virgilio Tagle and DILG Puerto Princesa City Director Eufracio Forones, Jr. personally attended the said activity.
Also present were Office of the Presidential Adviser on Peace, Reconciliation, and Unity (OPAPRU) Secretary Carlito Galvez Jr., AFP Chief General Romeo Brawner Jr., Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) Secretary and concurrent Cabinet Officer for Regional Development and Security (CORDS) of RTF-ELCAC MIMAROPA Ivan John Uy, Presidential Communications Office Secretary Cheloy Velicaria-Garafil, Palawan Governor Dennis Socrates, and Puerto Princesa City Mayor Lucilo Bayron.
In his keynote address, President Marcos Jr. recognized the local counterparts and stakeholders of the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTF-ELCAC) for their contribution in the peace efforts of the government.
“Pasalamatan natin lahat ng kasama dito sa peace process na ating pinagdiriwang ngayong araw na ito dahil sa Peace Consciousness Month, at ang pagdeklara ng Palawan na insurgent-free,” he said.