EASTMINCOM hails “Bayanihan” to put up School in Isolated Area

NSFA, Panacan, Davao City – Lt. General Felimon T. Santos Jr., Commander of Eastern Mindanao Command hails Governor Tyron Uy of Compostela Valley Province for trail blazing Bayanihan spirit of the different stakeholders in putting up a school building in just 15 days in a once conflict-affected Sitio Puting Bato, Barangay Ngan, Compostela, Compostela Valley Province.

This came after one unit of a two-classroom school building at the said place was turned over to the Department of Education on May 31, 2019, in a ceremony led by the Governor himself. Along with the turn over is the appointment of two teachers who will be manning the classes starting this School Year 2019.

“This effort animates the whole of nation approach, which is a testament that it can resolve the root causes of conflict.” Lt Gen Santos said.

“This and other projects of the Governor in addressing the issues of conflict and his strong resolve of ending insurgency not only in the Province but also in the whole region being the Regional Peace and Order Council Chairman will surely concretize the peace gains and make it durable and sustainable,” Lt. Gen Santos added.

It can be recalled that Governor Uy is pushing a comprehensive approach in addressing insurgency by integrating all effort of different agencies in a Regional Security Plan and aligned it with the Regional Development Plan of the Region.

Meanwhile, Governor Uy pushed and led the construction of the school after the community expressed their disapproval on the existence of Salugpungan School in the said sitio and demanded its eventual demolition.

The construction started after the Governor led the kicked off ceremony at Sitio Puting Bato in Barangay Ngan on May 15, 2019, which was attended by MGen. Jose C. Faustino Jr., Commander of the 10th Infantry Division, Col. Manuel V. Sequitin, Commander of 701st Infantry Brigade, Municipal Mayor Hon. Lema P. Bolo of Compostela Municipality, and other stakeholders.

Prior to the kick-off, social preparation was made by the Local Government Unit of Compostela Province and Community Support Team (CST) of the 66th Infantry Battalion, to ensure the acceptance and commitment of the community on the project.

The project is a convergence effort of the Gawad Kalinga, 10th Infantry Division, Local Government of Compostela Valley Province and Municipality of Compostela, Department of Education Division of Comval, the community, and other partner organization.