By PR | 05:27 PM February 01, 2021
The Police Regional Office in Central Visayas under the leadership of Brigadier General Ronnie Montejo led the National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (NTC-ELCAC) PNP Relief Operations and Livelihood Program in Sevilla, Bilar and Carmen towns in Bohol on January 27 and 30, 2021.
It aimed to improve the lives of the rebel returnees and less fortunate families at the said municipalities through the relief operation and livelihood program through Police Regional Office 7 with the support of the local government units and stakeholders.
Montejo said that establishing common good ties with the community is a key point to deter crimes.
“Tabangi mi ninyo nga mamahimong hapsay ug malinawon ang inyong lugar. Dili ta mosugot nga naay mga tawo o bisan kinsa nga magmugna’g kasamok ug mobabag sa inyong pang asenso. Dili sad ta mosugot nga adunay mga krimen nga mahitabo sa inyong lugar kutob sa inyong mahimo, labi na ang mga terorista. Dili nato na itugot,” said Montejo.
“Kay atong gilantaw dinhi ang kaugmaon sa atong mga anak ug sa atong pinalangga nga lungsod ug nasud. Samot nga dili ta motugot nga mosulod ug balik ang CPP-NPA dinhi,” he added.
A total of 300 rebel surrenderees and indigent families from Sevilla, Bilar and Carmen benefited from the livelihood program.
This endeavor provided the beneficiaries 110 goats, 70 piglets, 300 packs of 10 kilos of rice, 300 packs of grocery items, 400 lootbags for children, sets of fish cage and porridge for children dubbed as “Palugaw ni Ate/Kuya Pulis” facilitated by the Regional Community Affairs Development Division 7 led by Lt. Col. Regie Real.
One of the highlights of the activity was the dialogue with the rebel surrenderees encouraging them and other rebel members of the CPP-NPA-NDF to restore their allegiance to the government through its program, Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP) and reintegrate back to the community and to their families.