Army hosts 11th Senior Leaders’ Conference

    slc 2018FORT BONIFACIO, Metro Manila – The Philippine Army will hold the 11th Senior Leader’s Conference (SLC) on March 20 to 21, 2018 here at the Philippine Army Officers Clubhouse, Headquarters Philippine Army.

    The Army senior leaders from all over the Philippines will gather in a 2-day conference which will focus on the issues of violent extremism and terrorism as part of the Army’s sincere commitment to counter-terrorism response.

    The 11th SLC aims to keep senior leaders of the Philippine Army informed with the current programs, issues and other relevant developments affecting the organization. It is also a platform where the participants may introduce and discuss new concepts and ideas that could contribute in addressing the various security issues besetting the country.

    With the theme “Defeating Terrorism, Responding to a Global Challenge,” the Army invited guest speakers who will provide knowledge and perspectives concerning terrorism, its implications as well as possible solutions to counter it.

    Some of the prominent personalities invited are Professor Julkipli M. Wadi of the Institute of Islamic Studies of the University of the Philippines, Assistant Secretary Allan S. Cabanlong of the Department of Information and Communication Technology, Mr. Robert Francis B. Garcia of the Peace Advocates for Truth, Healing and Justice Organization, Senator Gregorio B. Honasan II of the Senate Committee on National Defense and Security, Dr. Jolene Jerard of the Nanyang University – Rajaratnam Scool of International Studies and Director General Alex Paul I. Monteagudo, Ph.D. of the National Intelligence Coordinating Agency.

    The Philippine Army, under the stewardship of Lt. Gen. Bautista aims continue its mission of developing a modern Army that is responsive and capable of addressing threats against its people and the sovereignty of the country. Part of this effort is strengthening of the Army’s campaign to counter violent extremism.#


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