About 1,400 residents of barangays in Escalante City, Negros Occidental, availed of free medical and related services, facilitated by the Regional Task Force Ending Local Armed Communist Conflict 6 (RTF-ELCAC 6) on Nov. 30.
PMaj. Edison Garcia, spokesperson of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office, yesterday said that the activity was participated in by the agencies under the RTF-ELCAC which is part of the National Task Force created through Executive Order No. 70 by President Rodrigo Duterte .
Garcia said that the task force aim is to harmonize the delivery of basic services to vulnerable people living in conflict areas through a whole-of-the-nation approach as a means of ending communist insurgency and attaining sustainable and inclusive peace.
The activity was spearheaded by PBrig. Gen. Rene Pamuspusan, Western Visayas police director, Brig. Gen Benedict Arevalo, 303rd Infantry Brigade commander, and Col. Romeo Baleros, provincial police director of Negros Occidental, who were assisted by Escalante City Mayor Melecio Yap Jr. members of the PRO6 Officers Ladies Club, and joined by doctors and nurses of the Vicente Gustilo District Hospital, Escalante City Health Office.
They were also assisted by the Regional Health Service of PRO6, and 303rd Infantry Brigade personnel.*
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