NSFA, Panacan, Davao City – Lt. General Felimon T. Santos Jr., Commander of led the launching of the Internally-Displaced Persons Center Project at Sitio San Nicolas, Brgy. San Vicente, Makilala, North Cotabato on November 29, 2019.

Aimed at helping the affected communities in their early recovery from the earthquake devastation, specifically the families of Barangay Bato, Eastmincom, together with the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Makilala agreed to partner and jointly implement the project through a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) during the said launching.

Initially, 120 temporary shelters 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 LGU Makilala at Sitio San Nicolas, Barangay San Vicente in the said municipality.

The expenses of the construction which have an estimated value of PhP 57,000.00 each will be coming from the donated subsistence allowance of Philippine Army personnel amounting to nine million pesos.

Relatedly, the Eastmincom Multi-Sectoral Governance Council (MSGC), chaired by Mr. Sebastian Angliong to agreed to integrate its “Luwas Linog” Project to the said program by sponsoring 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.