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IPEACE beneficiaries as Sarangani’s Peace Champions

ALABEL, Sarangani (February 7, 2022) – Provincial officials lead the awarding of cash assistance to 20 beneficiaries of the Inclusive Program for Equal Access to Complete Education (IPEACE) on February 2 at the Capitol gym. All the beneficiaries of the program received P25,000 each as annual assistance to support their tuition fee, book allowance, transportation and other school obligations. IPEACE is an education program for peace initiated by Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon targeting the vulnerable youth, particularly children of former rebels to gain access in the completion of their tertiary education. John Oliver Tablazon, provincial youth development officer-designate, said “aside sa pagiging scholars, itong mga IPEACE beneficiaries natin ay magiging peace champions natin in their respective communities.” Tablazon disclosed “we want these young people to be the partners of the provincial government that is why we are planning to teach them how to be peace champions to capacitate them as young leaders.” Present during the awarding ceremony were Governor Steve Chiongbian Solon, Vice Governor Elmer De Peralta, Leah Rosauro (Sulong Karunungan project manager), Teshauna Escobar of the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office, 1Lt. Stephen Yangzon (Commanding Officer of Alpha Co.), Major Welbin Beda of 38th IB and Board Members Irish Louie Arnado-Beñola, Jess Bascuña, Jose Tranquilino Ruiz and Rheymar Dian. (Jake Narte-Joshua John Pantonial/SARANGANI PROVINCIAL INFORMATION OFFICE)

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