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Livelihood, free food and new toilets offered by Gen. Danao’s ‘Project S.I.B.O.L.’ sans fanfare

July 8, 2021 Itchie G. Cabayan 494 views

Itchie CabayanVIA the “Whole-of-Nation” (WoN) approach to end local communist armed conflict (ELCAC), the National Capital Region is gaining ground through the support of the communities for peace and development as more former Communist Terrorist Groups (CTGs) and CTG Front Organizations (CTGFOs) are turning their back to the communist ideals to become active members of society.

This positive development was shared by NCRPO Chief PMGen. Vicente Danao, Jr.. who said he is in fact overwhelmed with the progress and with the accomplishments pertaining to his team’s endeavor to support the government in its fight against insurgency and terrorism in the country.

During the Retooled Community Support Program (RCSP) Coordinating Meeting with the NCRPO-RCSP Team leaders and Joint Task Force (JTF)- NCR held on July 6, 2021 at the NCRPO Hinirang Multi-Purpose Hall, Camp Bagong Diwa, Bicutan Taguig City, Danao stated that the RCSP is there to ensure sustainability of the initiatives and to guarantee that the problem on insurgency, once addressed, will no longer recur due to the same factors such as poverty and alleged lack of government support. Thus, he said, the NCRPO will continue to initiate more programs and projects in support toward this endeavor.

The RCSP, according to Danao, aims to address the identified issues of the community by closing the governance and development gaps, providing the community their needs and ensuring that the development is sustained and peace is promoted by using the “Whole-of-Nation Approach” as indicated under Executive Order 70. Danao notes that “these issues have always been utilized by leftist groups to support their wrongdoings and lure innocent people especially the youth to join them and go against the government. It is high time that we put an end to this and intensify community partnership so never again will they feel the absence of the government that is more than willing to support and work with them towards a safer and more progressive community.”

The NCRPO-RCSP Teams were first deployed on June 5, 2021 to the 19 identified barangays in the metro, in tandem with the JTF-NCR. All the activities, plans and programs being undertaken by the teams on the ground were fully supported by Danao and these even include meal provisions of the deployed personnel.

In line with the ‘Adopt a Community’ or the Project S.I.B.O.L.(Simula ng Isang Bagong Oportunidad sa Lipunan), Danao also spearheaded the blessing and turnover of four comfort rooms and Bathrooms at the M. Flores Compound in Barangay Santo Rosario, Silangan, Pateros.

From the day it was launched, Danao said the Project S.I.B.O.L. has conducted series of distribution of relief goods, food packs, health kits, slippers, clothes, gardening and clean-up drive activities under the supervision of PCol. Julius Suriben, Chief NCRPO- Regional Community Affairs and Development Division (RCADD) and PLTCol. Jenny Tecson, Chief PIS-RCADD/RPIO.

In line with this, the NCRPO saw the need to construct comfort rooms to maintain proper hygiene and cleanliness with the current fight against COVID-19.

Stressing that having a clean and well-maintained comfort room is necessary, Danao initiated the construction of comfort rooms with the help of the personnel of RMFB led by PCapt. Mark Angelo Bucad and under the supervision of PCol. Lamber Suerte.

Mayor Ike Ponce III extended his gratitude to the NCRPO, especially to Danao, the man behind the project.

According to the mayor, Danao’s move is a clar manifestation of his genuine concern to the community, aside from his commitment to maintain the peace and order of the country.

The mayor also acknowledged the role of the police officers in keeping Pateros as the safest place in Metro Manila.

For his part, Danao vowed that the NCRPO will continue to alleviate the livelihood aspect of the residents, through a program that he had planned for them in line with ELCAC Cluster 3 – Poverty Reduction, Livelihood and Employmemt (PRLE).

What is amazing about all these projects is that they are being done without any fanfare. This is genuine public service at its best.

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Jokjok (from Anthony Poblete of Oriental Mindoro)—Pasyente: Dok, may problema ako. Tuwing alas otso ng umaga dumudumi ako/Doktor: So, anong problema doon?/Pasyente: Eh alas nuwebe po ako nagigising.

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