630 Aurora residents get free haircut, medical checkup, meals from Army
Some 630 residents in Aurora province on Monday received free services through the Adopt-a-Barangay (Kapwa ko, Sagot ko) program by the Philippine Army’s 91st Infantry “Sinagtala” Battalion (91IB), according to a Philippine News Agency report.
The Army men offered free haircut, medical check-up, and food, the report said.
They also distributed Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP) leaflets and information drive on infiltration of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (CPP-NPA) to the residents in Barangays Toytoyan and Gupa in Dipaculao, the report added.
Lt. Col. Reandrew P. Rubio, commander of 91IB, said the activities were conducted through the joint efforts of the personnel in the Army, police and the local government units (LGUs) who significantly contributed to the over-all security and peace efforts of the government in curtailing the activities of the communist terrorist groups (CTGs) and promoting the task force End Local Communist Armed Conflict (ELCAC) and whole of the nation approach.
Rubio said in the report that he was thankful for the continuous support of the provincial government of Aurora.
“The activities were important as the people feel the presence of the government. We also bring the unit closer to the people,” he was quoted as saying.
He also lauded his troops for the initiative and untiring services they offered to the people.
“I commended them for their concern and love for the people of Aurora,” he added.
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