‘Bayanihan Teams’ deployed to Surigao Sur

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THE Philippine Army’s 2nd Infantry Division (ID) based in Tanay, Rizal deployed a battalion of troops in Surigao del Sur to conduct needs assessment survey in the community in the hinterland province.

Captain Welmar Ladlad, 2nd ID Civil Military Operations Officer, said that Bayanihan Teams of 16th Infantry Battalion (IB) have specific assignments in the barangay of Pacuan and Mampi, both in Lanuza town.

The 16thIB is headed by Lt. Col. Andres Ferrer, were deployed on Friday.

“The core purpose of the said Bayanihan Team is to conduct needs and assessment survey through house-to-house visitations, face to face dialogues and small group discussions,” Ladlad said in a statement.


The Bayanihan Teams will also serve as bridge in the delivery of the LGU’s basic services in the villages – livelihood projects, medical services and infrastructure development.

“The primary issue in New People’s Army (NPA) affected areas shall be resolved thus creating an environment that is conducive to socio-economic political and cultural development free of NPA influence,” Ferrer said in the same statement.

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  1. The military never runs out of bull crap ideas and propaganda. Why in the world will an a battalion from Tanay, Rizal be sent to Surigao just to conduct a survey ??? This kind of job should be done by the DSWD (which has a corrupt secretary in the person of Donky Soliman) and not by the military. If government service delivery to people of Surigao del Sur is the issue then the particular army battalion is just a waste of time money. But I can hazard a guess that this particular battalion is there to conduct psy-war operations and to terrorize the people which has been happening all over Mindanao. This is just further proof that the Philippine military is the enemy of the people !!!