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DOLE RO8 continues partnership with PA, supports ELCAC

Tacloban City – The Department of Labor and Employment Regional Office No. 8 remains as a strong partner of the 8th Infantry Divison of the Philippine Army in its efforts to End Local Communists Armed Conflict (ELCAC) in the region.

During the 5th Regular Monday Flag Raising program of the 14th Infantry (Avenger) Battalion on 10 August 2020 at Brgy. Uguis, Mahaplag, Leyte,  Director Yahya A. Centi,  who served as the Guest of Honor, underscored the great role the military is playing in rebuilding the nation particularly in implementing the Executive Order 70 or the Whole-of-Nation Approach.

“Pursuant to EO 70, therefore, that the occasion which brings us together here today is more than a mere ritual, but rather a compact with progress, expressive of your desire and readiness to lend your best effort to the task of transforming this country into a prosperous and a more secure nation”, said Centi.

Director Centi likewise expressed commitment to partner with the army in helping remove people from communism through its programs such as its livelihood program.

“May we therefore infom everyone that the proposal by the DOLE Southern Leyte Field Office in coordination with the Philippine Army has already been approved. Together with DOLE programs and services, we will be able to develop a self-sufficient and resilient communities through harmonizing the delivery of services and social development packages” Centi added.

Director Centi ended his message with inspiring words for the military unit.

“To be able to overcome these challenges to the best of our ability, the armed forces need encouragement, not unfair and destructive criticism, support, not hostility”, Centi ended.

Led by the Commanding Officer, LTC Roberto B. Obaob INF (GSC), the 14th IB gave full military honors to Director Centi who also graced the Awarding Ceremony of Personnel Readiness Badge to some military personnel. End/Norma Rae S. Costimiano 

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2020-08-11
YAHYA A. CENTI
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