803rd Infantry Brigade commander Col. Mario G. Lacurom encourages the former rebels to continue to work with the government and the Army for a lasting peace in
October 30, 2015
CATARMAN, Northern Samar – Thirty nine former rebels from the
attended the Former Rebel Engagement and Evaluation (FREE) conducted at the
Headquarters of the 803rd Infantry (Peacemaker) Brigade on October 29, 2015. province
of Northern Samar
The activity which was initiated by the Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Civil Military Operations, G7 of the Philippine Army in collaboration with the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) and the Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO), Northern Samar, aimed to continue monitor on how the former rebels are living their lives after returning to the folds of the law.
During the one day activity, the participants were lectured on the proper way of vegetable gardening and were given assorted vegetable seeds from the representatives of the Provincial Agriculture Office of Northern Samar headed by Mr. Marlo Cabudsan, while the office of the PSWDO thru its representative, Ms. Mercy Castillo distributed food packs with five kilos of rice, assorted canned goods, coffee and Milo packs. The participants also received one thousand cash each from the Philippine Army for their travel allowance.
In his speech during the opening of the activity, Col. Mario G Lacurom, Commander of the 803rd Infantry (Peacemaker) Brigade, Philippine Army, encouraged the former rebels to continue to be one with the government and the Army in pursuing peace, progress and development in the province.
Facilitators of the activity were Ms. Agnes Lopez (Lola) Reaño and Maj. Alexander D. Banatao from the Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Civil Military Operations, G7 Philippine Army, Fort Bonifacio Metro Manila.http://www.samarnews.com/news2015/oct/d469.htm