By Glen S. Ramos
ILAGAN City, Isabela — The Sierra Falconés (SF) and Isabela Police Provincial Office (IPPO) yesterday launched “Project Buklat-MULAT at Barangay Sindon Bayabo in the City of Ilagan with the objective of countering the illegal activities of the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) which celebrated its 53rd anniversary last December 26, 2021.
The dual project known as, BUKLAT provides education materials such as books, while MULAT stands for “Mag-aral upang landas ay tumuwid”, a scholarship grant for an individual from every town and city in Isabela.
“Ang mga mapipiling scholar ng bawat bayan ay bibigyan ng scholarship mula sa first year hanggang sila ay makapagtapos ng kanilang kurso,”” SF National Director for Communication and Spokesperson Jerico Joshua Kahulugan stated.
The project was adapted from the flagship program of SF in Mindanao known as “Save to Send”, which also send individuals to schools subsidizing their expenses until they graduate.
The police station for his part will identify a deserving individual and will sustain his needs until he or she finishes the secondary level.
Ilagan Chief of Police Lt. Col. Benjamin Balais said the project is very feasible and could help deserving students to reach their dreams.
“Napakagandang proyekto na makakapagbigay impact basta’t i-sustain lamang ang mga ito,” Balais pointed out.
Meanwhile, the local police and IPPO also provided grocery packs, sacks of rice, and seedlings to former rebels.
The Local Government Unit through Councilor Jayve Diaz gave school kits and hygiene kits to more than 50 children.
Moreover, a feeding activity was also conducted during the event.
The Army, PNP TESDA, LGU, and former rebels staged an indignation rally, to highlight the end of the CPP’s terror.
Kabataan Kontra Droga and Terrorismo (KKDAT) also joined the activity in support of the simultaneous rally to counter the CPP. (ai/mtvn)