Army secures cash to poor

NEGROS ORIENTAL, May 11 (PIA) – Army  troopers from 62nd Infan-try (Unifier) Battalion, 3rd Infantry (Spearhead) Division, Philippine Army through its Operational Control (OPCON) Unit, Alpha Company, 94th Infantry (Mandirigma) Battalion  and the PNP,  secured and assisted in the conduct of cash distribution to the poor in the hinterlands  and assured social distancing.

The Guihulngan City government has completed its emergency cash subsidy distribution of P90.780 million to all family beneficiaries in 33 barangays in Guihulngan.

Other towns also finished their distribution by 80% exempting those who did not meet the deadline between April 16 to May 9.

Guihulngan City has a total of 15,130 beneficiaries who received the cash assistance under SAP which include 5,654 families who are unconditional cash transfer (UCT) recipients and other 9,476 poorest of the poor families.

Each qualified family received P6,000 cash aid from the government through the City Social Welfare and Development Office (CSWDO) according to Lt. Col. Melvin Flores, commanding officer of 62IB.

TROOPERS HONORED

NEGROS ORIENTAL, May 11 (PIA) — The 303rd Infantry Brigade of the Philippine Army honored nine soldiers for demonstrating exemplary action during encounters against communist insurgents  in the area of operations of the 94th Infantry Battalion (IB).

Col. Inocencio Pasaporte, commander of the 303rd Infantry Brigade, Military Commendation Medals  on Thursday at Brgy. Tambo, Ayungon, this province. However, PIA could not get the names of the honorees from the Army.

The recent  encounters between Army troopers and rebels,  resulted in the  wounding of one soldier while two NPA members killed an undetermined number of casualties based on the heavy bloodstains found in the NPA position and route of withdrawal. (jct/PIA7 Negros Oriental)