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New SCAAs deployed in Negros Oriental

By Jennifer Catan-Tilos

Dumaguete City (10 November) -- Some 123 Special CAFGU Active Auxiliaries (SCAAs) have been deployed to different detachments of the Army's Alpha Company, 12th (CADRE) Battalion after they completed the three months rigid military training last week at Camp General Leon Kilat, Brgy Sta Cruz Viejo, Tanjay City,

Another 106 newly recruited civilian volunteers are undergoing also CAFGU Active Auxiliary (CAA) basic military training under the supervision of 302 Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division of the Philippine Army in Negros Oriental.

Public Information Officer of 302nd Infantry Brigade of PA 1LT Win Love Bag-ao said the civilian volunteers coming from the municipalities of Pamplona, Valencia, Zamboanguita, Siaton, Basay, Sta. Catalina and Bayawan City serves as replacements of SCAAs who were terminated a year ago.

1LT Bag-ao said the volunteers are physically and mentally fit civilians they will be distributed to fill up the personnel requirements of the different SCAA detachments and perform their mandated tasks here in Negros Oriental.

Acting Provincial Governor Roel A. Degamo underscored in his speech during the closing ceremony the role of the CAFGU as partners of the province in peace and development.

Colonel Manuel Luis M. Ochotorena, 302 Brigade Commander also stressed the role of new members of the CAFGU as partners of the Army in the fight against insurgency.

Col. Ochotorena congratulated the new SCAA's graduates and at the same time, welcomed the new trainee's. He gave his assurance that all the benefits of a CAFGU must be given to them just like the subsistence allowance and Philhealth for their dependents. He also added that the Army in Negros Oriental under his leadership is doing their job well and will continue to support the Negros Oriental provincial government for the longing of lasting peace and progress in the province. (PIA/JCT) [top]

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