PPOC-Southern Leyte shares P500K to build Army’s new camp nearer to province
MAASIN CITY, June 21 (PIA) — The Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) of Southern Leyte will share some amount in the construction of the Philippine Army’s new camp in Mahaplag, Leyte which is now nearer to the province.
“We would like to share some financial assistance, in the amount of P500,000.00, for the construction of the new military camp,” said Governor Damian Mercado, PPOC chairperson.
Governor Mercado felt relieved upon learning about the construction of the new barracks in Mahaplag.
“At least, when we will request for your presence, you are already nearer in our province now,” Governor Mercado said.
Lt. Col. Roberto Obaob, 14th Infantry Battalion commander, said the move to establish military camp in the municipality of Mahaplag, Leyte as their new command base will make them easier to respond to counter-insurgency campaign efforts in Leyte and Southern Leyte provinces.
Obaob presented the program of works for the said camp construction during the second quarterly meeting held recently in Maasin City where he disclosed their need to construct nine barracks, mess hall, among others.
He also looks forward to continue more counter-insurgency activities with the Provincial Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (PTF-ELCAC) in prospected hinterland barangays including Sogod town. (ldl/esg/PIA-8 Southern Leyte)