THE Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda) has committed to install solar-powered charging station and internet access to a remote community in the province of Zamboanga Sibugay.

This, as Tesda Regional Director Dan Navarro in convergence with the Barangay Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (BTF-Elcac) headed by Barangay Chairperson Baberto Lopez and the 44th Infantry Battalion (IB) troopers visited Wednesday, July 21, Sitio Malagac in Guinoman village, Diplahan, Zamboanga Sibugay.

The 44IB said in a statement that the Area Visitation and Community Consultation were conducted to fully address the problems of insurgency by consulting the local populace on their issues and concerns and by bringing development to the Geographically Isolated and Disadvantaged Areas (Gidas), which are previously affected by the presence of the communist New People’s Army (NPA) terrorist.

Malagac is a far-flung sitio in Guinoman village that needs interventions from the government such as basic services, livelihood programs, electrification and infrastructure.

The inter-agency visitation is a whole-of-nation approach under Executive Order No. 70 (End Local Communist Armed Conflict), the 44IB said.

Meanwhile, the 44IB sustain its support to PTF-Elcac Sibugay programs to uplift the living condition and quality of life of previously NPA-affected communities amidst the health pandemic.

The 44IB said it will remain responsive and professional troopers respected and supported by the people of Zamboanga Peninsula. (SunStar Zamboanga)

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