2 BDP projects break ground in Zamboanga del Sur

Photo courtesy of 53rd Infantry "Matapat" Battalion

The Zamboanga del Sur Provincial Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (ZDS PTF-ELCAC) unveiled two Barangay Development Program (BDP) projects in Barangay Depore, Bayog, Zamboanga del Sur on Friday, October 29, 2021.

ZamboSur PTF-ELCAC Chairperson and Governor Victor J. Yu led the groundbreaking ceremony for the upgrading of the farm-to-market road (FMR) from Purok 5 to Purok 6 and the construction of a Level II Water System in Barangay Depore, which was attended by 53IB Commanding Officer Lt. Col. Jo-ar Herrera, ZamboSur 1st District Representative Congw. Divina Grace Yu.

The Army’s Community Support Program (CSP) declared Barangay Depore “clear” from Communist-Terrorist Group (CTG) influence in May 2020. It will get 20 million as part of the BDP, ELCAC’s flagship program, which was created to finally address insurgency by providing sustainable solutions and basic services to underserved communities.

Celso Matias, the mayor of Bayog and the chairperson of the MTF-ELCAC, expressed his gratitude in his note that the BDP projects will now be implemented in Barangay Depore.

Meanwhile, the 2nd District Representative of ZamboSur, Cong. Leonardo Babasa, Jr. also expressed optimism that the peace in Bayog town will be maintained now that the BDP Projects have been implemented.

DILG LGOO-V Mr. Jerome Loyd M. Ogawan and Ms. Bechel S. Tanguamos, PADS RTA; 547th Engineer Battalion Executive Officer Maj. Aclo; and ZamboSur Provincial Engineer Antonio Laurenciana also took part in the activities.

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