3ID Commander lauds launching of the Retooled Community Support Program in Negros Occidental

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CAMP PERALTA, Jamindan, Capiz – Brigadier General Eric Vinoya, the Commander of the Army’s 3rd Infantry (Spearhead) Division, lauded the Provincial Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (PTF ELCAC) of the Province of Negros Occidental headed by Governor Eugenio Lacson for launching the Retooled Community Support Program (RCSP) in Isabela, Negros Occidental yesterday, January 21, 2020.

“The launching of the RCSP can be considered as a milestone to the Regional and the Provincial ELCAC’s peace drive, with the Local Government taking the lead role in ending the decades-long local Communist armed conflict”, said Brigadier General Vinoya.

“Peace is everybody’s concern. This is the essence of the Whole-of-Nation Approach of the Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict. With the LGU taking the lead role, the RCSP converges the efforts of all government instrumentalities to ensure that basic services will be delivered to the communities and that social issues being exploited by the communist-terrorists are properly addressed.” Brigadier General Vinoya added.

The launching of the RCSP was graced by DILG Assistant Secretary for Peace and Order Manuel B Felix.

It was highlighted by an outreach program dubbed as “Serbisyo Negrosanon”, wherein various National and Local Government Agencies offered their services to more or less 1,200 beneficiaries.

With the launching of the RCSP in Isabela, Negros Occidental, Brigadier General Vinoya called upon the other LGUs to step-up and take the lead role in ending insurgency, as what Negros Occidental Provincial Government and the Isabela Municipal Government is doing. “With the support of the people, we can say that we are nearing the attainment of our peace objectives, hence, I am urging other LGUs to step-up the fight against insurgency, rally behind the support of the people, and lead them in taking the path towards the attainment of genuine peace and progress,” said Vinoya