713 ASG Returnees benefit from Peace Caravan

Camp Bautista Jolo, Sulu - August 14, 2023

A total of 713 ASG Returnees benefit from the 2-Day Peace Caravan with a theme "Hatid serbisyo para sa pangkapayapaan, tulay para sa nagkakaisang bayan" held at Multi-Purpose Covered Court, Maimbung, Sulu on August 8-9, 2023.

Mr. Arnel B. Garcia, DSWD Assistant Secretary for Inclusive - Sustainable Peace and Special Concerns narrated, "We have conducted a profiling and debriefing to the ASG returnees prior the distribution of cash assistance and welfare goods. This is to deliver services that can uplift their standard of life."

The ASG returnees were able to avail services from the Servicio Caravan of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Agrarian Reform (MAFAR), PhilHealth, Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), and Integrated Provincial Health Office.

Mr. Erwin Tan conveyed the message of Sulu Governor Abdusakur M. Tan expressing his profound gratitude for the initiative efforts of the DSWD and military, "There is now a sense of freedom living in Sulu. The peace in our province is showcased the unity of the people. We thank also the military sector and other agencies in delivering the government services."

In a statement, Maj. Gen. Ignatius N. Patrimonio, Commander of the JTF Sulu said, "We will work tirelessly to ensure the synergy of the efforts of the government in the delivery of services to our ASG returnees."

"Your JTF Sulu also assure you that our campaign using the whole-of-nation approach to sustain the peace and security in the province of Sulu is very effective and on-track," Maj. Gen. Patrimonio concluded.