CABANGLASAN, Bukidnon (PIA)—The Philippine Army’s 8th Infantry Battalion (8IB) and Philippine National Police (PNP) worked together with the Municipal Social Welfare and Development Office (MSWDO) of Cabanglasan town in Bukidnon to secure the distribution of cash aid under the government’s Social Amelioration Program (SAP).
Lt Col Edgardo V. Talaroc Jr, 8IB commanding officer, said this shows that the Filipino’s Bayanihan spirit is indeed very much alive.
“Our barangay folks proved that amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak, they can work together to support our government workers to smoothly deliver the SAP cash assistance to their respective villages,” he said.
Some 3,593 family beneficiaries in 15 barangays of Cabanglasan, Bukidnon received their share of P6,000 each household on April 23-28, 2020.
The beneficiaries are the low-income families affected by the enhanced community quarantine imposed by the authorities to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
The Army and PNP, together with its peace and development partners, continue to link up with the local government units’ MSWDOs in reaching out to help the needy and ensure the safe distribution of the said cash aid in the target barangays.
“I would like to commend Cabanglasan LGU and its constituents for the cooperation to make this activity a peaceful and successful one. We are always ready to provide security and other necessary assistance to deliver the much-needed emergency cash assistance and other government services to the people,” Lt. Col. Talaroc said. (8IB, PA/PIA10)