PRO10, LGU-Malitbog and 16IB join forces in outreach program for former NPA’s conflict-affected barangay

MALITBOG, Bukidnon – The Police Regional Office 10 (PRO10) thru the Bukidnon Provincial Police Office (BUKPPO) in collaboration with the Local Government of Malitbog and the Phil Army’s 16th Infantry (Maglilingkod) Battalion successfully conducted a community outreach program that benefited the residents of the previously identified NPA’s conflict-affected area of Brgy Kiabo, Malitbog, Bukidnon yesterday morning, June 20.

In his message, PCol Dominador N Estrada, Chief of the Regional Community Affairs Division, PRO10 representing the Regional Director PBGen Lawrence B Coop, called on the people to continue to trust and support the government.

Meanwhile, the Bukidnon Police Provincial Office headed by PCol Restituto P. Lacano Jr. emphasized in his message that the said activity was in support to the government’s EO 70 institutionalizing the “whole-of-nation” approach as the security forces, local government unit, religious sector, various partner agencies and stakeholders converge to facilitate the delivery of basic government services in geographically isolated and disadvantaged areas.

Inspirational messages were also delivered by Hon. Gary Casiño, Mayor of Malitbog and Hon. Renerio Cabanes, Chairman of the Municipal Peace and Order Council.

More than 200 residents of the said barangay benefited from the activity as they gladly availed of free medical and dental check-ups, free haircut, circumcision for youngsters, and feeding program. Also provided were food packs, slippers and books from the mobile library which garnered a lot of smiles from the children. Further, the community received solar street lights as part of the PNP’s RPSB quick impact project.

The 16th Infantry (Maglilingkod) Battalion is one with our security counterparts and local government unit in implementing programs and activities anchored on the whole-of-nation approach to foster lasting peace and sustainable development in Bukidnon Province.

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