Military continue building roads in interior villages
TACLOBAN CITY- The military in the region continues on its campaign against insurgency-by building roads in interior villages.
And the latest road construction undertaken through the national government’s Payapa sa Masaganang Pamayanan(Pamana),a 1.73 kilometers of road connecting Barangays Nenita and Mirador, both in Mondragon,in Northern Samar.
The road project was constructed at a cost of P30 million and officially opened for public use last September 19, this year.
According to Captain Gene Orense,chief of the public affairs office of the 8th Infantry Division based in Catbalogan City, said that with the opening of said road, not only trade would be hasten but also, problem on insurency will also be addressed.
“It will boost the economy of Mondragon (with) less time to travel their produce because of the improved highway and the populace will be grateful to the government becuase it addresses the primary issue of the community,” Orense, in a text message, said.
He added that with the opening of road network in interior villages like that of Nenita and Mirador,movement of the memebrs of the New People’s Army operating in these areas could be neutralized.
“Improvement of road networks is one of the key developments in every community, the local communist group is an anti-development organization; they always capitalize on the issue on the failure of the government to address the primary issues of the community,” Orense said.
“Thur this project the government will further gain the support of the local populace and remnants of the NPA supporters in the area will denounce their support to the NPA group,” he added.
Present during the inaguration were Major Gen. Gerardo Layug, commanding general of the 8th ID, Northern Samar Gov. Paul Daza, Mondragon Mayor Ismael Bugna and Undersecretary Luisito Montalbo of the Office of the Peace Process, among others.
The Pamana road project in Mondragon is part of the whole package connecting up to the town of Silvino Lubos.
Barangays located in Las Navas, San Roque and Silvino Lubos have been identified under the Pamana road project.(JOEY A. GABIETA)
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