THE Central Command (Centcom) of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) officially turned over a 1.8-kilometer road the soldier-engineers from the 53rd Engineer Brigade constructed in Barangay San Isidro, San Francisco, Camotes Island last Friday.
Brig. Gen. Jose Ely Alberto, Centcom deputy commander, was at the ceremony to represent Lt. Gen. Paul Talay Atal, Centcom commander.
“Building roads that connect farmers from their farms to the market places is our way of helping poor communities in geographically isolated and disadvantaged areas. With the support of local government units, we hope to do it also in conflict-affected areas for the services of the government to reach our people there,” Atal said in a written statement that was read by Alberto.
Construction started last March.
It was completed last Jan. 13 with the help of the community.
Nine AFP engineers received the “Gawad sa Kaunlaran” award.
The community through its Barangay Captain Jesus Mercarsus thanked everybody who helped in the implementation of the project, especially the soldier-engineers who were there day and night to ensure its completion. (JOB/PR)