More than architects, engineers, electricians and construction firms to make Tacloban City and other typhoon-ravaged provinces recover, the help of soldiers is needed. Many soldiers are certified engineers, and soldiers are good builders. They have been doing this ever since as seen from the numerous infrastructures, which stand in many near and remote barangay around the country.
When they are deployed in a community, they not only instill awareness of threats by rebel groups. They interact with the people and feel their needs. In this way, they understand the people’s common problems and needs, and one of this is a habitable, peaceful and developed community.
We have seen this before in Bohol and other insurgency-free provinces. Soldiers will continue to help in Bangon Bohol, Bangon Tacloban ….. I know this for a fact since not only is our province a recipient of their hard labor and commitment, but my brother from the 51st Engineer Brigade, Philippine Army, is an engineer-soldier. And is committed to help build and rebuild communities for the people, more so of victims of calamities and tragedies.
Deo B. Aliño