Some 500 villagers of Brgys Kamuntayan and Upper Sinumaan, Talipao, Jolo, Sulu will soon experience safer and smooth travel after the rehabilitation of the road culverts was formally started through a simple ribbon-cutting ceremony graced by Brigadier General Antonio Bautista Jr, the Acting Commander of the Joint Task Force Sulu (JTF-Sulu) and the Army’s 11th Infantry Division, Friday, February 11.
The road rehabilitation will also benefit the residents of Sitios Timpuad and Gulangan, all of Upper Sinumaan, particularly in transporting and selling their local produce down to the marketplace with ease and safety.
The event would not be successful without the support and collaboration of the 1101st Infantry Brigade under Brigadier General Eugenio Boquio, the 2nd Special Forces Battalion of the Special Forces Regiment, 545th Engineer Battalion, s1st Sulu District Engineering Office, and the local government of Talipao.
In his simple message, Brigadier General Bautista said that the rehabilitation of the road culverts symbolizes the continuous progression of peace in the area that leads to the betterment of the residents’ way of life.
He added that just like the road to be repaired, peace should always be given a chance to be paved for the “road to peace” is dreamt of by everyone, not just for the people of today, but for the future and succeeding generations.
The rehabilitation of the Kamuntayan-Upper Sinumaan road culverts is expected to finish in just less than four weeks. — PA