CALAMBA CITY, Jan. 23 (PIA) - As part of their mission of ushering inclusive development and address insurgency in Region 4-A (CALABARZON), the Regional Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict (RTF-ELCAC) has opened its Operations Center in Camp Gen. Vicente Lim in this city last Thursday, January 21.
In a message, Presidential Adviser for Southern Tagalog and RTF-ELCAC 4-A Chairman Casimiro Ynares urged the task force to help one another in fighting terrorism in the region.
Ynares also vowed that they will not let the COVID-19 pandemic stop them from achieving sustainable development.
He continues, "Isapuso natin ang paglilingkod sa ating mga kababayan. Magtulong tulong tayo upang masugpo ang terorismo."
The RTF-ELCAC also presented the current status of the Retooled Community Support Program where certificates of recognition were given to local government units in Batangas (Balayan, Lian, Tuy), Quezon (Atimonan, General Nakar, Catanauan, Macalelon, Mulanay, Mauban, San Francisco and Tagkawayan), and Rizal (Tanay and Rodriguez) for completing the Retooled Community Support Program of the Department of Interior and Local Government.
Five former rebels were given financial assistance from the task force as part of the symbolic distribution of the e-CLIP benefits.
RTF-ELCAC is composed of 21 government agencies in CALABARZON headed by Presidential Adviser for Southern Tagalog and RTF-ELCAC 4-A Chairman Casimiro Ynares Jr. (PB)