CEBU, BOHOL TROOPS GET ‘GADGETS FOR PEACE’ FROM OPAV
COMMS4PEACE. Brigadier General Ignacio Madriaga (fourth from left), chief of the 302nd Infantry Brigade receives from Presidential Assistant for the Visayas Michael Lloyd Dino (third from left) communication gadgets, as Task Group Cebu commander Col. Noel Baluyan (fifth from left), Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG-7) Regional Director Leo Trovela (second from left), and Cebu City Councilor Raymund Garcia (left) look on. (Photo by John Rey Saavedra)
CEBU CITY — To boost the security and peace in Cebu and Bohol, the 302nd Infantry Brigade (302IB) and the Task Group Cebu on Monday received communication gadgets from the Office of the Presidential Assistant for the Visayas (OPAV).
“These communication gadgets we handed over today (Tuesday) is meant to bolster the capability of our uniformed men and women of the AFP (Armed Forces of the Philippines),” said Dino in an interview with the Philippine News Agency (PNA), adding that his office has a continuing program "Comms4Peace" to fulfill Pres. Rodrigo R. Duterte's directive to assist the military and the police in the Visayas.
Brig. Gen. Ignacio Madriaga, chief of the 302IB based in Bohol, and Col. Noel Baluyan, head of the Task Group Cebu, personally received from Secretary Michael Lloyd Dino the gadgets, which their respective units can use for their internal support operations.
Madriaga and Baluyan received radio communication set of six handheld radio and one base, two laptops, one scanner-printer, one projector with tripod screen, four emergency lights with USB device, and one 43” smart TV.
Madriaga said the government troopers in Cebu and Bohol under the 302IB assure the presidential assistant for the Visayas to take good care of the gadgets.
The gadgets are useful in bolstering the soldiers’ commitment to a secured and peaceful Cebu-Bohol corridor, he said.
Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) 7 (Central Visayas) Regional Director Leo Trovela who witnessed the turn-over said the gadgets will surely help the soldiers fulfill their duty to protect the people in the region.
The Sacred Heart School Batch ’85 Foundation donated the gadgets. Dino is a member of the foundation.
Dino told the PNA that his office will also donate around 200 radio sets to the Police Regional Office and Cebu City Police Office. (PNA)