Army joins “Serbisyo Caravan” in Aurora
Fort Magsaysay, Nueva Ecija – The troops of the 91st Infantry (Sinagtala) Battalion, Philippine Army has joined the Serbisyo Caravan of the Local Government Unit of Dingalan in the province of Aurora by providing security assistance, free haircut services, and repair of appliances to the residents of Barangay Butas on March 29, 2021.
According to Lieutenant Colonel Reandrew P. Rubio, said activity is in line with the implementation of the Whole-of-Nation Approach to address the root cause of insurgency and to deliver basic social services to the people, especially in far-flung communities.
The activity was spearheaded by Dingalan Mayor Shierwin H. Taay and was participated by the Dingalan Municipal Police Station headed by Police Lieutenant Jethro Amengan; the 91IB Alpha Company led by 2nd Lieutenant Zamzamyn K. Dimasidsing; and, personnel of the Bureau of Fire Protection and 7 Signal.
“We are grateful for the opportunity given by the LGU-Dingalan and to be part of this endeavor that delivers basic social services to the people,” said LTC Rubio.
The Army troops were able to give free haircut services to 65 residents while 23 availed appliance repair services.
“We at the 91IB are very much committed to any people-oriented and nation-building activities. This Serbisyo Caravan is one way of extending and showing our support to less privileged communities in remote areas of the province by offering our available resources in support to the government's NTF-ELCAC program,” LTC Rubio added.
Brigadier General Andrew D. Costelo, commander of the 703rd Infantry Brigade lauded the efforts of the LGU together with its partner-stakeholders for its commitment to bring the services of the government closer to the people especially now as it confronts the Covid-19 pandemic.
Meanwhile, the commander of the 7th Infantry (Kaugnay) Division, Philippine Army, Major General Alfredo V. Rosario Jr., cited the importance of the unity of purpose in government service, particularly for the residents of conflict-affected areas in the province of Aurora.
“Katuwang ang LGUs at iba pang stakeholders, handa ang inyong kasundaluhan na magbahagi ng serbisyo hindi lang upang mapanatili ang kapayapaan at mailayo kayo sa karahasan dulot ng mga miyembro ng CTG kundi magbigay din ng kinakailangang serbisyo na puwede naming maibahagi,” Maj. Gen. Rosario Jr. said.