MALAGOS, Baguio District, Davao City- “You reap what you sow”, the Licuyan Highlanders Farmers Association (LHFA) harvested the fruits and produce of their labor at Sitio Luyan, Brgy Tambobong, Baguio District, Davao City on September 09, 2020.
Brgy. Tambobong was formerly deceived by the lies and propaganda of the Communist Terrorist Groups (CTGs) that brought terror to their barangay and leading them to a more terrible situation. The Third Infantry (Regardless of What) Battalion under the leadership of Lt. Colonel Juvenal Mark T. Tayamen, Commanding Officer and stakeholders conducted the Community Support Program (CSP) that will assist the community in achieving peace and development. One of its programs are the planting of fruits and vegetables.
The community and the Philippine Army plus our stakeholders will work hand-on-hand to defeat terrorism. They organized LHFA to improve their way of living that will help them address poverty, and not through armed struggle.
According to 1st Lt. Michael G. Diaz, the Community Development Team Officer, the efforts of the community with their harvested products will be sold to the nearby communities and markets. “This is just the beggining of the project and soon we are planning to hit a bigger market where they could sell their produce to a bigger market”.
“Armed struggle is not the solution to our long time enemy (poverty), do not be deceived by the flowering words of the terrorist group. They are not there to help, instead they will just make your lives and community miserable” Lt. Colonel Tayamen said.
Our Philippine Army and the 3rd Infantry battalion will be your partners for peace and development.