CLAVERIA, Misamis Oriental- Local Government Unit (LGU) of Malitbog together with 58th Infantry (Dimalulupig) Battalion of 402nd Infantry (Stingers) Brigade administered the conduct of CSP send-off ceremony at Municipal Hall of Malitbog this morning, June 25, 2020.
The said ceremony was graced by Hon. Osmundo N Dela Rosa, Municipal Mayor of Malitbog, and Lt.Col. Ricky L Canatoy, Commanding Officer of 58IB. The activity was also participated by the Municipal Police Station (MPS), three Barangay Captains of said municipality, LGU department heads and two Higaonon tribal leaders.
58IB’s three CSP teams are to be immersed in Conflict Affected Areas (ConAAs) to identify and address issues being exploited by the NPA terrorist which pollutes the minds of the populace thus prompt them to go against the government and to build developed and resilient community.
Mayor Osmundo Dela Rosa warmly welcomed the Dimalulupig troopers and expressed his full trust to the troops whom he expects to work with as peace partners. “Dili nato madaog ang giyera batok sa atong kontra kung dili kitang tanan magtinabanga. Kabalo ko nga lisod man, apan karon panahona magtimbayayong kitang tanan, wala gyud progress na maka gawas nga hunahuna kung dili nato maangkon ang kausaban.” (We can’t win this war against our enemy if we will not work hand in hand. I know that it is hard, but at this time we need to help and support each other. We can’t achieve progress unless we can accept the changes.)
In addition, he assured that the LGU will fully support the activities of the Army in assisting his constituents towards peace and development.
Meanwhile, Lt. Col. Ricky L Canatoy said, “Your Philippine Army will enforce EO 70 as it will highlight the whole-of-nation approach in addressing insurgency. We will work in your communities not only to address security and peace concerns but also to help assist and facilitate the delivery of government services to prevent recruitment of the NPA terrorists.”
The said ceremony also includes signing of a Wall of Commitment in support to the CSP immersion.
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