BALER, Aurora – As part of the unit’s Enhanced Adopt-A-Brgy Program “Kapwa Ko, Sagot Ko” implementation by way of giving assistance to the less-fortunate populace and sectors in this time of corona virus disease-2019 (COVID-19) crisis, the 91st Infantry (SINAGTALA) Battalion, 7th Infantry Division, Philippine Army under LTC REANDREW P RUBIO INF (GSC) PA donated forty (40) broiler chicks and its supplies to eight (8) Former Rebels (FRs) here at Headquarters 91IB, 7ID, PA Barangay Calabuanan, Baler, Aurora on 11 April 2020.
It can be recalled that on 04 April 2020, SINAGTALA troopers launched its Enhanced-A-Brgy Program at said Brgy by giving of 120 food packs to the poorest of the poor as beneficiaries.
This program is also in support to the ongoing implementation of Enhanced Community Quarantine (ECQ) that prompted the SINAGTALA troopers to help those people who are in need.
The SINAGTALA troopers also actively assisted the LGUs in the conduct of relief mission such as repacking of goods, transport and hauling of goods, and distribution of food packs to the residents including the Indigenous People (IP) in the coastal Barangays.
The FRs likewise expressed its gratitude to the SINAGTALA troopers who assisted them to start and manage their livelihood project.
On the other hand, LTC RUBIO is thankful because the FRs have shown its interest in livelihood programs and activities.
“This is a good start and an effective way of transforming the FRs from holding “Guns” to raising “Chicken”. Also capacitating them to engage in a worthwhile livelihood activities,” RUBIO said.
Meanwhile, COL ANDREW D COSTELO INF (GSC) PA, Commander, 703rd Infantry Brigade, 7ID, PA lauded the initiative of the troops in helping the FRs through livelihood aside from the ECLIP immediate and cash assistance of surfacing rebels.
“Providing basic needs to our FRs will surely make them confident and effectively mainstreaming them through livelihood opportunities. This is a big factor in sustaining the daily needs of our FRs,” COSTELO said.
[Kalinaw News is the official online source of information on the pursuit for peace in the Philippines This website is a property of the Civil-Military Operations Regiment, Philippine Army located at Lawton Avenue, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City. Contact us: email@example.com]