71IB and DSWD provide psychosocial support for ex-rebels in Ilocos Sur


Share post:

Through the concerted efforts of the 71st Infantry (Kaibigan) Battalion, 702nd Infantry (Defender) Brigade and the Department of Social Welfare and Development Field Office I, former rebels were given a chance to avail psychosocial support through a one-day activity held at Headquarters 702Bde, Brgy. Bugbuga, Sta Cruz, Ilocos Sur last June 22, 2022.

During the psychosocial support activity, 23 former rebels underwent counseling with the representatives from DSWD headed by Mr. Angelo P. Tamag, Social Welfare Officer II, DSWD-R1 and the Provincial Social Welfare Office of Ilocos Sur headed by Ms. Irene T. Tabarangao, SWO II.

Aside from counseling, DSWD Field Office, I distributed a total of P138,000 to the returnees to help augment for the everyday needs of their family.

It can be recalled that DSWD Field Office 1 handed over livelihood assistance to former rebels in the Ilocos Region, some of their livelihood include piggery, duck and goat raising, and others.

Lieutenant Colonel Michael B. Bautista, the Acting Commanding Officer of 71IB expressed his gratitude to DSWD Field Office 1 for the unwavering support in extending various assistances to former conflict-affected communities especially to those who returned to the folds of the law in the province of Ilocos Sur.

MGen. Andrew D. Costelo PA, Commander of 7th Infantry (Kaugnay) Division on the other hand, applauded the effort of its line unit and the DSWD.

“The Department of Social Welfare and Development, 71IB and 702nd Infantry Brigade supports the implementation of government programs and services to conflict-vulnerable communities to show it’s sincere and determined in addressing the various risks and vulnerabilities that contribute to insurgency,” said MGen. Costelo. — PA


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here


Related articles

Army foils communist-terrorist group extortion activities in Guihulngan City

The 62nd Infantry “Unifier” Battalion troops was able to preempt the extortion and intimidation activities of the Communists...

PH Navy in Eastern Mindanao spearheads medical outreach program in Tagum City

The Naval Forces Eastern Mindanao (NFEM) through Civil Military Operations Unit Eastern Mindanao (CMOU-EM) in collaboration with various...

Putin lashes out at US over Ukraine, Taiwan

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday accused Washington of seeking to prolong the conflict in Ukraine and of...

80IB recovers CTG war materiel in Bulacan clash

Army operating troops of the 80th Infantry “Steadfast” Battalion under the 2nd Infantry “Jungle Fighter” Division, recovered war...