Posted to Kalinaw News (Jun 30, 2020): 214 IDPs return home safely (By 4th Infantry Division)
MARAMAG, Bukidnon. June 23 – A total of 214 internally displaced persons (IDPs) benefitted as the PLGU of Bukidnon and Local Government Unit (LGU) of Cabanglasan quickly responded to the needs in So Tagbakan, Sitio Tumbaga, Sitio Katablaran, and Sitio Saluringan all of Brgy Canangaan, Cabanglasan, Bukidnon.
The said IDPs fled from their homes amidst threats from the Communist NPA Terrorists (CNTs). They are temporarily sheltered in San Vicente Elementary School of Barangay San Vicente and IBA Integrated School of Brgy Iba, Cabanglasan.
Upon receiving the information, the PLGU of Bukidnon and LGU Cabanglasan promptly provided relief operations, feeding programs, stress debriefing, malaria prevention, and medical missions to ensure the well-being of the evacuees. On the other hand, the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Army provided security and other assistance.
Also, the evacuees received the following items per household; 10 kilos of rice, canned goods, bear brand packs, detergent bar, shampoo, safeguard soap, 2pcs diaper per baby, mosquito net, sky flakes biscuit, pot, spoon and forks, plates, noodles, and coffee.
Mrs. Layla Dumogan, one of the evacuees from Sitio Tumbaga, Brgy Canangaan said, Nagpasalamat ako sa gobyerno ug sa mga taga 88IB ug atong kapulisan alang sa ilang suporta ug tabang sa amo (I thank the government and the 88IB and our PNP for their support and assistance)
Honorable Renante Inocando, Mayor of Cabanglasan said, “we, your local government together with the 88th Infantry Battalion and PNP will continue to do our commitment to bring basic services amid this situation. We hope for your full cooperation with us.’’
After the activity, the 214 individuals, were able to return to their places. Local government units of Cabanglasan facilitated the transportation of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).
Lieutenant Colonel Franklin Fabic Commander Officer of 88IB said “we are very thankful to the local government for giving basic services to the evacuees while we are doing our job in defeating the NPA doing atrocities here in Cabanglasan. I am also thankful to the citizen who reported the presence of the NPAs that resulted in the major accomplishment of our government forces.”
“We assure you that your Army together with PNP will protect you and won’t allow your peaceful living to be disturbed again by lawless people. In return, we are hoping for your continuous contribution by not allowing any presence of CNTs in your community.” Ltc Fabic added.
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