Lt. Col. Francis Alaurin
POSITION AND AFFILIATION DURING THE PROGRAM:
Commanding Officer, 37th Infantry Battalion, 6th Infantry Division, Armed Forces of the Philippines
ARTICULATED VISION DURING THE PROGRAM:
Promotion of peace, security, and prosperity in Shariff Kabunsuan
“I hold firmly the lesson of war that peace is not attained by killing but by pursuing a dialogue of understanding and reconciliation with the adversary.”
A firm believer of the combat philosophy of “Winning wars without firing a shot”, Lt. Col. Alaurin tackles secession issues in Central Mindanao with the aim of attaining genuine peace through measures that reduce, if not totally avoid, unnecessary suffering and destruction. As the Commanding Officer of the 37th Infantry Battalion, 6th Infantry Division, he was the officer-in-charge of Internal Security Operations (ISO) of the six municipalities of Parang, Matanog, Barira, Buldon, Sultan Kudarat, and Sultan Mastura of the Shariff Kabungsuan province, where he implemented pioneering projects such as the Text Emergency Movement and forged partnerships among the Local Government, AFP and PNP to diminish occurrences of crimes and accelerate the growth and development of the region.