BISLIG CITY, Surigao del Sur-Camp Jaime N Ferrer Sr, Brgy Maharlika, Bislig City (Stn) – The Local Government Unit of San Francisco in Agusan del Sur and the 75th Infantry “Marauder” Battalion created a Municipal Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (MTF-ELCAC) at the Municipal Hall, San Francisco, Agusan del Sur on November 22, 2019.
The MTF-ELCAC created during the joint Municipal Peace and Order Council (MPOC) and Municipal Peace and Development Council (MPDC) meeting presided by Hon Solomon T Rufila, Mayor of San Francisco, ADS. Captain Edwin Leo J Francisco, Battalion Civil Military Operations Officer of 75IB discussed the concept of Executive Order No. 70 (EO70) and the requirement for the creation of MTF-ELCAC. It was then moved and seconded by both MPOC and MPDC members during the meeting.
In the pursuit of the country’s campaign for peace and development, the LGU and different line agencies will have their part and contribution in promoting the EO70 to end the insurgency. Once the MTF-ELCAC is mobilized, the delivery of essential services to the people and community will be assured because of the collaboration of these agencies and other stakeholders.
Mayor Rufila supported the EO70 in pursuit of peace and development in his town and even encouraged the Barangay Council to create immediately the Barangay Task Force to promote the campaign to ELCAC.
Further, Cpt. Francisco expressed his gratitude to the MPOC and MPDC for their support in this campaign for peace and development. The 75IB is looking forward to the creation of Barangay Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (BTF-ELCAC) of every barangay of San Francisco, ADS.