Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Eastmincom Supports Peace Initiative Thru Construction of Housing Units for IPs in Haran

NSFA, Panacan, Davao City - The Eastern Mindanao Command (Eastmincom) supports the peace initiative of the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process-Payapa at Masaganang Pamayanan (OPAPP-PAMANA) Program through the construction of the housing units intended for the displaced members of the Indigenous Peoples (IPs) that remain to be in UCCP Haran Compound in Davao City.

Eastmincom Commander Lt. Gen. Jose C. Faustino Jr. demonstrates his support for the project by attending the groundbreaking ceremony for the 125 housing units worth P11.25 million at Sitio Tibucag, Dagohoy, Talaingod, Davao del Norte on Tuesday, September 29.

The said OPAPP-funded project dubbed as “Bahay Pangkapayapaan” is aimed to cater to the needs of the IPs in Haran, who had been the subject of alleged exploitation by the Communist Terrorist Group (CTG) and their supporters. This will ensure that they will have a good shelter once they go back to their communities.

"We appreciate the initiative as it contributes to the whole process of consolidating and developing the area towards a peaceful and sustainable community," Lt. Gen. Faustino Jr. said.

Lt. Gen. Faustino also strongly condemns the continued abuses and exploitations of the CTG to the IPs and for continuously using them as accessories to achieve their agenda.

“The CTG and their supporters in Haran should pay for abusing and exploiting the IPs,” Lt. Gen. Faustino reiterated.

Lt. Gen. Faustino also cries foul over the CTG’s “Taktikang Bakwit” where they allegedly bring the IPs to Manila and other cities to stage a rally for their selfish gains.

Some members of the IP communities, who realized the CTG’s deceitful acts and other abuses, have earlier filed a lawsuit against the Haran administrators for alleged human trafficking, kidnapping, and child abuse.

Source: Public Information Office, Eastern Mindanao Command, AFP

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