Monday, November 30, 2015

NPAs manageable in Lingig, Surigao Sur town – military

From the Mindanao Times (Nov 30): NPAs manageable in Lingig, Surigao Sur town – military

THE MILITARY has formally declared the insurgency in Lingig town of Surigao del Sur as “manageable,” which means it’s now ready for development.
The declaration highlights the focus of the local government unit of Lingig to bring inclusive development and growth while mandating the active participation of the PNP and AFP in sustaining and maintaning peace.
The program kicked off with a parade participated by the LGU Lingig employees, Local PNP, 67th IB, students, teachers and residents.
Mayor Roberto Luna accepted the challenge as LGU Lingig faces the task of sustaining peace and order while bringing development projects and activities in to the Municipality.
“We are all aware that the insurgency problem mostly affects the poor and marginalized segment of our society,” Luna said during his remarks. “The declaration is timely  as this will pave the way of improving the quality of life.”
The ceremony was participated by Maj. Gen. Rafael Valencia,10th Infantry Division commander; Col. Bienvenido Datuin Jr., commander of 701st Infantry Brigade; Lt.Col Michelle Anayron, commander of 67th Infantry Battalion.
Also signing the declaration of Lingig as “conflict manageable ready for development,” was Sr. Supt. Romayldo Bayting, provincial director of Surigao del.
“This was also their desire to sustain and work together to improve their living especially those in far flung areas,” Valencia said.

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