Thursday, June 18, 2020

ARMY, LGU assist returning LSIs

From the Philippine Information Agency (Jun 18, 2020): ARMY, LGU assist returning LSIs  (By 58IB)

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CLAVERIA, Misamis Oriental, June 18-- The 58th Infantry "Dimalulupig" Battalion in coordination with the local government unit of Claveria provided transpotation assistance 35 returning locally stranded individuals (LSIs) from Cagayan de Oro City Port last June 13.

Ten of these LSIs are residents of Barangay Mat-i, six are from Barangay Bulahan and 19 from Barangay Minalwang. They were all fetched from Cagayan de Oro City Port by two KM450 trucks and two municipal rescue vehicles with strict observance of the health protocols set by the IATF-MEID.

Prior to returning home, the LSIs underwent rapid COVID-19 testing and they were all tested negative for the virus. But they would still comply with the 14-day quarantine at their hometown.

A nurse from the LGU also joined the team featching the LSIs from the port to ensure that the protocols were strictly followed.

One of the LSIs, Danilo Dawatan, expressed his gratitude for the transportation assistance extended by the government. "Nagpasalamat gyud ko sa gobyerno ug kasundaluhan sa tabang nga ilang gihatag sa amo. Dili mi maka-uli sa among mga panimalay kung wala gyud sila."

(I am thankful for the assistance given us by the government and the military. Were it not for their help, we could not have returned home.)

In expressing his support to the LGU, Lt Col Ricky L Canatoy, commanding officer of the 58IB said: "Seeing our fellow Filipinos return home and be with their families is a triumph for us in the performance of our collective efforts. Together with your LGU, we will not deny you of our support. As we are mandated by the constitution to serve the Filipino people, we will not fail to do our duty." (58IB)

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