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Lanao Sur turns over P2.1 million worth of buildings to 103rd Bde, PA

ICC Iligan City (20 November) -- At least P2.1 million worth of building facilities have been turned over to the 3rd Infantry Brigade, First Infantry Division (103rd Bde), Philippine Army, at Kampo Ranao, Marawi City.

Col. Rey C. Ardo, 103rd Bde Commander, said the facilities, the construction of which started last June, have been donated by the Provincial Government of Lanao del Sur through Gov. Mamintal Adiong, Jr. during the inaugural rites in the camp on Nov. 20, 2008.

Ardo said the facilities will give permanence to the camp facilities for use of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) units who will be occupying the camp.

These facilities include the construction of the administration building annex, conference room, receiving area, water system and facilities, electrical system, drainage system, camp posts, perimeter fences, officer's quarters and mess hall.

"In fact, the new admin building which has replaced the Kobe-type we've been temporarily using will now help realize our vision, in recognition of the AFP's efforts in attaining peace and development of the province," Ardo said.

Formerly called Camp Keithly during the American period, Kampo Ranao has been established as a military camp which occupies an area of 4,687 ha. military reservation and is now home to the 103rd (Haribon) Bde.

Ardo said as AFP units come and go in the camp, without custodial unit to oversee the base development and maintenance, the camp's facilities has always been temporary structures. However, with all these new constructions, these facilities have now become permanent.

Meanwhile, part of the turn-over ceremony was the unveiling of the marker of the new admin building and that of the Brigade Grandstand which was donated by the late Gov. Mamintal Adiong Sr., father of the present LDS governor. (RCA/PIA 10) [top]

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