NSFA, Panacan, Davao City – The donated subsistence allowance of Philippine Army personnel amounting to nine million pesos will fund the 120 temporary shelters that will be constructed by the Eastmincom through the 10th Infantry Division, Phillipine Army, 534th Engineer Battalion and 901st Infantry Brigade in a lot procured by the Local Government Unit (LGU) Makilala at Sitio San Nicolas, Barangay San Vicente, Makilala, North Cotabato.
Lt. General Felimon T. Santos Jr., Commander of Eastern Mindanao Command led the launching and inauguration of the said project called Internally-Displaced Persons (IDPs) Center Project at Sitio San Nicolas, Brgy. San Vicente, Makilala, North Cotabato on November 29, 2019.
Using the prototype model developed by the 534th Engineer Battalion, the project aimed at providing temporary shelter to the affected communities, specifically the families of Barangay Bato, Makilala, North Cotabato while undergoing early recovery from the earthquake’s devastation.
Eastmincom, together with the LGU of Makilala agreed to partner and jointly implement the project through a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) during the said launching.
Relatively, the Eastmincom Multi-Sectoral Governance Council (MSGC), chaired by Mr. Sebastian Angliongto agreed to integrate its “Luwas Linog” Project to the said program and committed to sponsor the construction expenses of 20 core shelters, two communal male and female toilet cubicles, two sets of communal female and male bathroom, and two sets of communal kitchen and in the said project.
“We are thankful for the Philippine Army personnel deployed all over the country for sharing a part of their subsistence allowance to help the communities most devasted by the earthquake in North Cotabato in their early recovery. Appreciation is likewise due to the EMC-MSGC for the recommendation of the project and the sponsorship,” Lt. Gen Santos Jr. said.
The launching was attended by MGen. Jose Faustino Jr., Commander 10ID, Col. Gabriel C. Viray III, Commander 901st Bde, Congressman Rudy Caoagdan, Board Member Onofre Respicio, Mayor Armando Quibod of Makilala, Mr. Sebastian Angliongto, and Ms. Susan Palad both of EMC-MSGC.