The 12th Civil-Military Operation Battalion, CMO Regiment, Philippine Army headed by Lt. Colonel Andres A Soriano (INF) PA together with Hijab Troopers led by Sgt Miljen Hilario (FA) PA participates in the 1st Anniversary of Butig, Lanao del Sur with the theme “Uzor ka Butig, Ruk Tano Aya” (Angat Butig, Atin ito) at Bayabao Poblacion, Butig, Lanao del Sur, April 3, 2019.

The celebration began with a flag raising ceremony followed by a tree planting activity. The Hijab Troopers conducted psycho social intervention by Hijab Troopers to around 150 children present.

Honorable Butig Dimnatang BL Pansar, Commanding Officer, 49IB, 9ID, PA Lt. Colonel Edgar Allan S. Villanueva were among the primaries of the event.

Members of the Youth for Peace Movement Butig Chapter, officers and personnel of the Butig Municipal Police Station, NGO representatives and residents joined in the festivities.

In the past years, Butig, sowed seeds of violence as the town became a training hub for the ISIS inspired Maute Terror Group. With the eventual Liberation of Marawi City, the town now experiences peace anew as it develops resilience against terrorism with the supervision of our AFP and PNP units and troops.#