With lamps as their weapon, troops from the 33rd Infantry Battalion successfully operated in a remote village in southern Liguasan Marsh to free the villagers from the infiltration of darkness on January 25, 2019.
The army soldiers handed over solar torches that works both as a flash light and lamp to each and every household in the village as part of the “Light a Barangay” project.
Since the start of this project, the troops of the 33IB led by Lieutenant Colonel Harold Cabunoc have already provided 32 solar lamp posts and 300 solar flashlights and still continuously conducting social and civic operations in the different villages of Maguindanao including the former armed conflict-affected area of Barangay Midpandacan, General Salipada K. Pendatun which bring them closer to the populace.
“Gaining the people’s trust, we facilitated the surrender of 41 members of the notorious drug syndicates in Bulod without employing coercive military operations. They have also collaborated with us in confronting the Dawlah Islamiya Toraife Group,” Lieutenant Colonel Cabunoc said.