Posted to Kalinaw News (Jun 30, 2020): MTF-ELCAC Delivers Farm Equipment to Kalabugao Farmers (By 4th Infantry Division)
IMPASUGONG, BUKIDNON. June 27 – Impasugong Municipal Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (MTF-ELCAC), a task force institutionalizing the Whole-of-Nation approach in attaining inclusive and sustainable development brings joy and optimism as it delivers PhP 4.4 Million worth of farm equipment to the Kalabugao Farmers yesterday.
The Department of Agriculture (DA-10) Region X turned-over two (2) units of Floating Tiller-Boat type, two (2) units Kubota RT140 corn sheller, 200 bags of OPV white corn seeds, one (1) Solar Power Irrigation System and 14,000 Tilapia fingerlings to the Kalabugao Farmers. Further, said agency donated a total of three (3) units of McCormick C110 Max 100 farm tractor with trailing harrow, disc plow, and trailer worth PhP 7.7 Million each to the three (3) Battalions of the 403rd Infantry “Peacemaker” Brigade. One of the recipient Battalions is the 8th Infantry “Dependable” Battalion which will hand-over the utilization of the tractor to the farmers of Kalabugao in Impasugong, Bukidnon.
The said projects were realized through the relentless effort of the Impasugong MTF-ELCAC and intensive collaboration with the Local Government Unit of Impasugong, Philippine Army, DA, other government agencies, and generous private individuals.
Mayor Anthony Uy, Municipal Mayor of Impasugong, emphasized his full support to the government, “Sa atong mga kaigsuonan, ayaw pawala ug pag-asa, kay naay gobyerno nga motabang kaninyo ug dili kamo biyaan. Magbuliga kuý. Atong gobyerno mutabang jud para kanatong tanan. (To our brothers and sisters, do not lose hope for the government is here to help you and will not leave you. Let us cooperate. Our government will surely help us all.)
“Usa ra ang atong gobyerno. Ang atong gobyerno nga gipangulohan ni Presidente Rodrigo Duterte nga gahatag og dako nga mga programa ug proyekto para sa inyo. Ang among yunit, kauban sa Impasugong MTF-ELCAC ug uban pang mga kauban sa kalinaw ug kalambuan magpadayon sa mga maayong binuhatan aron mapadali ang katapusan sa mga armadong komunista”, said LTC Edgardo V Talaroc Jr, Commanding Officer of 8th Infantry Battalion. (We only have one (1) government. Our government under the leadership of President Rodrigo Duterte will provide various programs and will project to you. This unit, together with Impasugong MTF-ELCAC and other peace and development partners, will continue to provide interventions to expedite in ending the local communist armed conflict.)
Col Ferdinand T Barandon, 403rd Brigade Commander extended his gratitude to the Department of Agriculture and Local Government of Impasugong. He said, “Akong gidayag ang mga ahensya sa gobyerno sa ilang gihatag nga suporta sa pag human sa teroristang armadong pakigbisog. Sa kahusay ug kalinaw nga panglantaw, dakong tabang sa atong mga mag-uuma kini nga interbensyon. Mulambo jud ang ilang produksyon sa agrkultura nga makapataas sa estado sa ilang kinabuhi. Tungod ana, mapaubos ang kalagmitan sa pag-impluwensya sa mga tao og mga kaigsuonan natong NPA. Sa ing-ani nga interbensyon, di na layo sa pagkab-ot ang kahusay ug kalinaw apil na ang kalambuan. Mapadali na ug magpadayon pa nga atong makab-ot ang kalinaw ug kalambuan. (I commend the government agencies for their support in ending terrorist armed conflict. In the perspective of peace and order, this intervention will help immensely our farmers. It will greatly improve their production in agriculture and this will translate to enhancement of their standard of living. And because of that, it will lessen the probability of them being influenced by our brothers and sisters in the New People’s Army (NPA). With this intervention, the peace and order situation as well as the development will not be far ahead. We will easily and continuously achieve peace and development.)
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