The campaign of the military in the region get a boost with the arrival of the Army artillery regiment on May 31. The troop was Cadiz City, was welcome by Col. Cesar Molina, the chief of staff of the 8th Infantry Division.
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TACLOBAN CITY-In a bid to end the communist insurgency problem in Eastern Visayas, members of the artillery regiment of the Philippine Army arrived in Northern Samar on May 31.

The deployment of the members of the 2nd Howitzer Platoon, Bravo Company, 3rd Field Artillery Battery (3FAB), Armor Artillery Regiment, is expected to boost their campaign to finally end the insurgency in Northern Samar, considered the last bastion of communist insurgency in the region.

The artillery regiment, which came from Capiz, Negros Occidental, was welcomed to the region by Col. Cesar Molina, the chief of staff of the 8th Infantry Division, information relayed by the 8th Infantry Division which is based in Catbalogan City,Samar.

Molina said that the artillery regiment will serve as support troops to the soldiers assigned in Northern Samar which is under the 803rd Infantry Brigade which is based in the provincial capital of Northern Samar.

“Your role is crucial in gaining an advantage to end the insurgency and safeguarding the safety and security of the Eastern Visayas. We trust in your abilities to carry out your duties with the utmost professionalism and expertise,” Molina said during the welcome ceremony.
Army officials in the region have targeted to end the insurgency problem in Eastern Visayas within the term of Pres. Ferdinand Marcos, Jr.

The problem on insurgency is one of the reasons often cited why investors are hesitant to put up their investment in Eastern Visayas.(JOEY A. GABIETA)