By PNA and U.S. News Agency / Asian
The Philippine Army’s Civil-Military Operations Group (CMOG) has received another feather for its cap as Manila Mayor Alfredo S. Lim lauded and extended his gratitude to soldiers doing community development and security work in Tondo, Sta. Mesa, and Pandacan.
The Army troopers are assigned to the Civil-Military Operations Battalion (CMOB), PA spokesperson Major Harold Cabunoc said.
He explained that CMOB soldiers have been ensuring the safety and security of community folks in the above-mentioned areas for the past six years.
Lim extended the commendation during the courtesy call of newly-installed CMOG head Col. Cirilito E. Sobejana at the Manila City hall on Friday.
Lim also took the opportunity to tell Sobejana that he is receiving positive feedback regarding the accomplishments of the CMOB, especially in maintaining peace and order.
The Manila mayor assured Sobejana of the local government’s all-out support in the various undertakings of CMOG.
He offered to provide a decent headquarters to all CMO detachments deployed in Tondo and Sta. Mesa by tapping sponsorship and generosity from all Manila stakeholders.
CMOG has been providing community organizing for development teams to identify issues raised by Manila folks and to look for appropriate local government units that could provide solutions to these concerns. They also act as catalysts or facilitators.
Other community relations endeavors such as medical and dental civic action program, clean-up drive, circumcision, haircut and disaster, relief and rescue operations, among others, are also being undertaken by the troops.