SORSOGON CITY, Oct. 10 (PIA) – Lieutenant General Caesar Ronnie F Ordoyo, Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Southern Luzon Command (SOLCOM) Commander met up Sorsogon Governor Raul R. Lee at the Governor’s Office, Capitol Bldg., Sorsogon City, Tuesday, Oct. 8, to pay a courtesy call and update the Chief Executive on Solcom’s recent peace and development efforts in the Bicol Region.
Together with the Solcom Chief were Brigadier General Yerson Depayso, Commander of 9th Infantry (SPEAR) Division (9ID); Colonel Joselito Kakilala, Commander of 903rd Infantry Brigade; and Lieutenant Colonel Beerjenson Aquino, Commanding Officer, 31st Infantry Battalion.
General Ordoyo said that the meeting with Governor Lee is part of the continuing efforts of Solcom in particular, and the AFP in general, to strengthen the collaborative ties with the Local Government Units (LGU) in order to gain their full cooperation and support in all the military’s peace and development efforts as embodied in the Internal Peace and Security Plan (IPSP) “Bayanihan”.
“We acknowledge the very significant role that the LGU plays in the attainment of our mission that is why we are in constant engagement with them to discuss things on how we can further strengthen our partnership for the benefit of the Filipino people”, said General Ordoyo.
During the meeting, Governor Lee assured General Ordoyo of his full and continuous support to all the peace and development efforts of the military in the Province of Sorsogon. He further added that Government of Sorsogon will always be the military’s constant ally when it comes to promoting lasting peace and sustainable development for the Sorsoganons.
Prior to the courtesy call, the Solcom Chief visited Barangay Bagumbayan in Daraga, Albay to attend to the Inauguration and Turn-over Ceremony of Madrasah School Building Project to the Department of Education (DepEd) and LGU-Daraga. The school building project was funded by the ABS-CBN Foundation Incorporated and constructed by the 765th Engineer Construction Battalion, 51st Engineering Brigade of the Philippine Army. (BARecebido, PIA -5/Sorsogon/BQCadungan, PA)