Military troops in Aurora retrain on community support

A five-day Community Support Program (CSP) refresher training kicked off here on Monday as part of the government’s continuing effort to be more responsive to the needs of the communities.

 

Lt. Col. Reandrew Rubio, commanding officer of the Philippine Army’s 91st Infantry “Sinagtala” Battalion, told the Philippine News Agency through a text message that 64 selected officers and enlisted personnel participated in the refresher training being held at the 91st Headquarter’s Social Hall, Barangay Calabuanan in this capital town.

 

He said the conduct of CSP refresher training aims to equip the troops with basic knowledge and skills that would be necessary during their immersion phase.

 

“This is still part of the parameters and procedures in the clearing focus areas within our area of operations and in line with our efforts in dismantling Komiteng Larangang Guerrilla (KLG) Sierra Madre,” Rubio said.

 

After the training, he said the participants will serve as the CSP operators in anticipation of their immersion in the community to end the local communist armed conflict (ELCAC).

 

San Luis town Mayor Ariel A. de Jesus, who graced the opening of the activity, lauded the efforts of 91st IB, noting that despite the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic, the Philippine Army troopers are on their side in ensuring the security of the populace.

 

“The refresher’s training will intensify the enforcement of peace and order situation and smooth implementation of government projects for the sustainable development of every community,” de Jesus said.

 

Also present during the opening ceremony were Vice Mayor Tristan Pimentel, Municipal Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (MDRRMO) chief Gabriel Llave and other staff of the local government unit of San Luis.

 

Source: Philippines News Agency

 

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