From the Philippine News Agency (Nov 10): Army, NGOs hold outreach program in Compostela Valley
Some 483 individuals, including 101 children, have availed of the outreach
program of the Philippine Army and non-government organizations (NGOs) in the
hinterlands of Compostela Valley province.
The medical and dental outreach program and stress debriefing were conducted
Friday in Barangay Calabcab, Maco municipality by the Army’s 71st Infantry
Battalion in partnership with the municipal government, Kiwanis Club of Tagum,
and Therma Marine Incorporated of the Aboitiz Group of Company.
Col. Jerry Borja, commander of the 71st Infantry Battalion, said the stress
debriefing activities was conducted to assess the adverse effects of the violent
attack of New People’s Army (NPA) to Calabcab and help the residents, especially
children, to cope up from the traumatic incident.... He said the Army’s Peace and Development Team (PDT) in coordination with Maco
municipal government are currently repairing the Barangay Hall, Health Center
and Day Care Center of Calabcab that were recently damaged in an attack staged
by the NPA rebels.... The Army PDT personnel are also undertaking repair works on houses of civilians
damaged during the NPA attack, Borja added.