BALER, Aurora-The Philippine Army’s 91st Infantry “Sinagtala” Battalion continually strengthens its information drive in order to counter communist terrorist groups (CTG), a top military official said on Saturday.
Lt. Col. Julito B. Recto, Jr., said in an interview that the Alpha (Alakdan) Company led by 1st Lieutenant Jevie J. Sagragao together with representatives of different agencies, namely: Imelda V. Macapillar-SCIS DepEd, police executive master sergeant Arnel Mendizabal-municipal community affairs development Municipal Police Station Dingalan, Fire Officer 1 Rachelle E Subiaga-Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), Barangay Councilor Erwin V. Hidalgo, Coast Guard Seaman Second Class John Kelvin-Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) wherein they discussed the plans and programs of their respective offices/agencies.
Sagragao also conducted a lecture on CTG’s Youth Infiltration Awareness to the 150 students of grade 10 and 11 of Cabog Integrated School, Sitio Cabog, Barangay Matawe, Dingalan, Aurora on Friday, May 20, 2022.
The troops also distributed 50 enhanced local integration program (E-CLIP) leaflets so that the students will learn more about the benefits offered by the government to former rebels (FRs) and 50 Army Recruitment Leaflets for those who want to become a part of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).
The soldiers also offered free haircut services to 14 indigenous people (IPs).
A signing of a memorandum of partnership (MOP) was done for the projects and programs of the School in partnership between the school and 91st IB.
On the same day, Recto also said that the Charlie (Cougar) Company led by 1st Lieutenant Hamilton D. Dawaton and 1st Lieutenant Zamzamyn K. Dimasidsing-Executive Officer conducted a lecture regarding the CTGs Youth Infiltration Awareness and Army Recruitment Process to the students of Rosauro R. Tangson National High school headed by Marcelo Gonzales, School Principal.
The activity was held at Covered Court, Barangay San Isidro, San Luis, Aurora to a total of 85 Senior High students.
Recto said that the 91st IB would continue to the fullest level of its info drive to maintain the province’s peace, security, and progress.
“We address issues with rebels and unmask them to prevent youth and our children from being recruited by members of organizations linked to the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army and National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF),” Recto said, pointing out that they should not allow the young minds of their children to be swayed by the sweet-talk of CTG recruiters.
He added that E-CLIP is a government program that aims to help the CTGs and Militia ng Bayan to restore their allegiance to the government.
“Through our government’s program, they can be reintegrated back to the community, be with their families, and start over with their new, normal lives. let us all be united to the call of the government to achieve lasting peace in our community,” Recto said.