PATIKUL, Sulu — Military spearheads farming activity in former terrorist logistical venue in Brgy Tugas morning of August 13, 2020.
The 45th Infantry (Gallant) Battalion Commander Lieutenant Colonel Ruben Guinolbay led the troops in the Tausug Agro-Demo farming. During this activity, the Ministry of Agriculture Fisheries and Agrarian Reform also taught organic farming to the residents of the said barangay. The area where the vegetables were planted used to be a mobility corridor and logistical venue to the Abu Sayyaf Terrorist. Many encounters occured and a place where many soldiers sacrificed their lives for the Tausug people.
This organic farming was made possible through the collaborative efforts of the following: 45th Infantry (GALLANT) Battalion, 5ID, PA; 1st Brigade Combat Team (1st BCT),11th Infantry (ALAKDAN) Division; 1101st Infantry (GAGANDILAN) Bde; 1102nd Infantry (GANARUL) Bde; 1st Civil-Military Operations (CONNECTOR) Company, 12th Civil-Military Operations Battalion, Civil-Military Operations Regiment (P), Philippine Army; LGU of Patikul, Sulu; and Provincial Government of Sulu. The military and the government will continue to work together to transform the said area into a place that nurtures life.