Army: ‘Bayanihan’ successful in 2012-A A +A
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
THE 4th Infantry Division’s (4ID) military operation through the Internal Peace and Security Plan “Bayanihan” yielded good result for the year 2012.
The 4ID said they welcomed the 101 rebels from the different provinces in the Division’s area of responsibility who surrendered; destroyed a total of 56 assorted firearms -- some captured during encounters, while most were surrendered by different personalities.
The 4ID said they initiated the conduct of coordination with other organizations in order to enhance the standard of living of the local populace in their respective areas of responsibilities (AORs). Among them is the 52nd Engineering Brigade’s coordination with ABS-CBN Sagip Kapamilya Foundation which facilitated the construction of 14 additional school buildings with around two or three classrooms each at different depressed areas.
The 401st Infantry “Unity” Brigade also coordinated with the local government unit (LGU) of St. Christine, Lianga in Surigao del Sur for their Gawad Aral sa Nayon advocacy wherein the St. Christine Day Care Center was the first beneficiary, receiving quality books for their library.
Through the 4th Civil-Military Operation Battalion, the 4ID was able to facilitate the completion of seven youth leadership seminar (YLS) in all the provinces within 4ID AOR with 630 youths successfully completed the seminar.
A youth organization was also formally registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) named Propelling Our Inherited Nation Through the Youth Inc. (Pointy). During the aftermath of Typhoons Sendong and Pablo, the Command supported various stakeholders in the relief and rehabilitation efforts.
“All of these accomplishments are the result of ‘Bayanihan,’ a Filipino tradition of cooperation and volunteerism for the attainment of one goal. Every success that this Division achieved is from the collective efforts of all Filipinos of Northern Mindanao and the whole country,” said 4ID Commander Major General Nestor A. Añonuevo.
“To all our civilian partners, I salute you for a job well done,” he said. (PR)
Published in the Sun.Star Cagayan de Oro newspaper on January 03, 2013.