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19th Infantry Battalion, with the Tigbao Farmers Association and Baruguhay Sur Farmers Association
LtCol. Roberto Sarmiento, commanding officer of the 19th Infantry Battalion, with the Tigbao Farmers Association and Baruguhay Sur Farmers Association of Carigara, Leyte during the Turn-over Ceremony of two (2) corn mill facilities on February 12, 2016.

Carigara farmers get corn mill facility through DOLE-Army partnership

February 16, 2016

CARIGARA, Leyte – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) turned over two corn mill facilities for the farmers of barangays Tigbao and Baruguhay Sur here on Friday, February 12, 2016.

The two corn mill facilities worth P540,000.00 will benefit more or less 200 farmers of Tigbao Farmers Association and Baruguhay Sur Farmers Association including the Municipal farmers Association (MUFAC) Municipality of Carigara.

In the Turn-Over Ceremony, Bernardita Navarra, Chief LEO of DOLE Regional Office VIII mentioned that the establishment of the corn mill facilities is the result of the approved project proposal during DOLE and Army partnership in 2015.

It can also be recalled that 19th Infantry Battalion and 8th Civil Military Operations Battalion (8CMOBn) achievement during the conduct of Bayanihan Team Activity (BTA) soldiers were proven active partners in bringing the basic and social services closer to the people.

Under this scheme, social issues are identified and are subsequently communicated to concerned government agencies for appropriate actions.

In his message, Lt. Col. Roberto Sarmiento, Commanding Officer of the 19th Infantry Battalion, “I urged peace stakeholders to join us as we continue to organize and empower communities and indulge on long-term and sustainable solutions to the country’s perennial issue on poverty”, Sarmiento said.

Sarmiento expressed his gratitude to DOLE for the immediate implementation of the project, moreover urge the support of all stakeholders to sustain the peace and development as well as economic progress in Carigara.

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