Posted to Kalinaw News (Apr 24, 2020): Army provides security; assists in the cash distribution under SAP in SurSur, AgSur (By 4th Infantry Division)
BISLIG CITY, Surigao del Sur-Camp Jaime N Ferrer Sr., Brgy Maharlika, Bislig City (Stn) – The 75th Infantry “Marauder” Battalion provided security and assistance to the City/Municipal Social Welfare and Development (C/MSWD) and the Local Government Units (LGUs) in the cash distribution under Social Amelioration Program (SAP) in all municipalities within the 75IB Area of Responsibility (AOR).
With the passage of the Republic Act (RA) No. 11469, otherwise known as the “Bayanihan to Heal as One Act 2020,” an intensified government response that renders full assistance to LGUs and other government agencies. Likewise, it mobilizes the necessary resources to undertake urgent and appropriate measures to reduce the effects of the recent declaration on the economic, physical, and psychosocial well-being of the most affected residents all over the country.
The 75IB led by Lieutenant Colonel Warren C Munda, Commanding Officer, deployed troops in the areas within the unit’s AOR to provide security in order to ensure the safety of the personnel responsible for the cash distribution to all targeted beneficiaries.
In connection with the SAP pronouncement of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, Commander-In-Chief, through the guidelines and coordination with the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Emerging Infectious Disease (IATF-EID), the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD), as the lead agency in social protection was mandated to distribute the cash to the community in order to sustain the quality of life of the Filipino people. In this mandate, the Army provides security assistance in order to ensure the safety and smooth distribution of SAP fund to the people.
As of this writing, the troops of Alpha “Adeptus,” Bravo “Bluefox,” and Charlie ‘Cyborg” Companies led by Second Lieutenant Lawrence Candia, First Lieutenant Gawdale Chocen Gemeniano, and First Lieutenant Begie P De Jesus, Company Commanders provided security to C/MSWD/LGUs who cater more than eight thousand (8,000) beneficiaries of SAP in all the municipalities within the AOR.
Moreover, the poor, vulnerable, and marginalized sectors of the society have given the priority, especially during the declaration of the State of Public Health Emergency throughout the Philippines under the Presidential Proclamation No. 922, series of 2020.
Thus, the C/MSWD ensure its provision of safety nets, implementation of SAP and other services which serve as basis of support for the provision of necessities and tool for the recovery and rehabilitation of the most affected families and individuals.
The C/MSWD/LGUs expressed their gratitude for the assistance provided by the 75IB during the cash distribution and the effort in keeping them safe throughout the activity.
Lt. Col. Munda and the 75IB troopers are continuously serving at the frontline to ensure the community will receive assistance and services from the government intended for them.
The Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) significantly affects millions of people worldwide. With this, the government executed a way to aid people and the community to overcome this health crisis. Likewise, through the Bayanihan manifested by the fellow Filipinos, together, we will surmount this pandemic in due time.
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