Retired army general Raymundo Jarque lauds the partnership of the army LGUs
and other stakeholders peace and development campaign. But admits that
insurgency has really died down.* (EBColmo)
The retired army generals who are now staying in Negros Occidental lauded the
partnership of the local government units in the province, and support of Gov.
Alfredo Maranon, Jr. to the army having introduced the stakeholders bayanihan
approach of the government in addressing insurgency.
As honored guests during the 28th founding anniversary of the army’s 303rd
Infantry Brigade in the province, retired General Raymundo Jarque, former second
brigade commander said, he admires the performance of the army through Col. John
Aying and his predecessors, because during his time, insurgency was at its
height, that even then Governor Daniel Lacson was worried, because the CPP/NPA
planned to put up a revolutionary government in the CHICKS area. Candoni,
Hinobaan, Ilog, Cauayan, Kabankalan, Sipalay, all in the southern part of the
province. When I took over the brigade, the following day Candoni town was
raided. But my peace campaign was rigidly enforced everywhere. So we were able
to generate more than 20,000 surrenderers and refugees that Gov. Lacson gave
foods and logistics. President Cory Aquino also allotted for 10 school buildings
in the hinterlands.