46th Samar Island Partnership
for Peace and Development Convenes
March 10, 2023 – The Samar Island Partnership for Peace and Development (SIPPAD) Assembly
– a partnership of the Church, Government, Academe, and Civil Society in the three provinces of the island of Samar – held its 46th Assembly at the Centennial Pastoral Center, Calbayog City. The event which had the theme “Improving Road Connectivity in Samar Island Particularly the Heavily Damaged Segment of the Maharlika Highway (from Allen, Northern Samar to San Juanico Bridge): A Key to Economic Progress” was attended by NwSSU representatives headed by the Vice President for Administrative Affairs Engr. Rhio C. Dimakiling. The assembly conveners were Catarman Bishop- Emmanuel Trance, DD, Calbayog Bishop- Most Rev. Isabelo Abarquez, DD, and the Bishop of Borongan-Most Rev. Crispin Varquez, DD.